A simple model for planning and assessment of programmes for tuberculosis control

Nair, S.S. (1977) A simple model for planning and assessment of programmes for tuberculosis control. Indian Journal of Public Health, 21 (3). pp. 111-131.

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BCG vaccination (prevention) and casefinding followed by treatment (cure) are two universally accepted methods for controlling tuberculosis. BCG trails in selected populations have provided some information on the protective value of BCG, generally over short periods of time (below 20 years) and mainly among younger populations. Efficacy of different drug regimensfor treatment of tuber-culosis are well-establishedand a number of studies on the effectiveness of different types of treatment programmes on the patient population are available. However, the manner in which BCG and treatment affect the four epidemiological indices of prevalence and incidence of infection and prevalence and incidence of disease in the community, over a period of time, has not been reported in detail. This paper describes a simple set of models which provide this information and could therefore be used for planning and asses-sment of BCG vaccination and/or treatment programme for controlling tuberculosis.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis control, Tuberculosis prevention, BCG
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Therapeutics > Biological Therapy > Immunotherapy > Immunization > Immunotherapy, Active > Vaccination
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Vaccines > Bacterial Vaccines > Tuberculosis Vaccines > BCG Vaccine
ID Code:384
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:28 July 2005

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