TITLE

Challenges of tuberculosis control

AUTHOR(S)
Murray, Sally
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/3/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 1, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses challenges facing global tuberculosis control. A main problem in tuberculosis (TB) control can be attributed to diagnostic tools that are obsolete and inadequate, while drugs such as isoniazid and rifampicin carries the need for prolonged treatment. To facilitate compliance with these treatment, the World Health Organization introduced the directly observed therapy short course program which includes TB detection, regular supply of drugs and supervised treatment.
ACCESSION #
19229249

 

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