Perspectives and prospects in tuberculosis control

Jeanes, C.W.L. (1986) Perspectives and prospects in tuberculosis control. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 33 (1). pp. 3-4.

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Abstract

Tuberculosis today presents us with a paradox and a dilemma. In developed countries the disease is regressing at a rate of 10-15% per year, so that by the year 2000 it will reach the arbitrary limit set for eradication, i.e. less than 1 sputum, positive case per 1 million population. In contrast, in most developing countries the situation has not changed in 20 years. The rates of incidence and prevalence have remained the same, and therefore because the population of these countries has increased, the absolute number of cases of tuberculosis in the world is higher than ever.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis, Control, Prevalence, Incidence, Developing Countries, Governments, Health Professionals, Community, Chemotherapy
Subjects:Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Personnel
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Social Sciences > Government Programs
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Incidence
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services > Community Health Services
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Social Sciences > Government
Persons > Patients
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines > Bacterial Vaccines > Tuberculosis Vaccines
ID Code:2863
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:16 May 2008

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