Symposium 8：Precision Diagnosis of TB and LTBI: Non-sequencing-based Methods
Prompt diagnosis of TB and LTBI is urgent and could facilitate timely therapeutic intervention and minimizes community transmission, particularly when encountering the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in a large global fall in the number of people newly diagnosed with TB and reported (i.e. officially notified) in 2020, compared with 2019. Thus, the development of new diagnostic tools to overcome the diagnostic obstacles of TB and LTBI caused by COVID-19 pandemic and to target ending TB in 2035 is crucial. This symposium will bring the information on the advancement of the diagnosis of TB and LTBI to the health professionals.