Knowledge and perception of pulmonary tuberculosis in pastoral communities in the middle and Lower Awash Valley of Afar region, Ethiopia
- TB kills 68,000 Pakistanis yearly. // South Asian Post;3/31/2011, p18
The article reports that tuberculosis has killed 68,000 people in Pakistan yearly due to the transfer of disease from untreated patient to 10-15 people.
- A Leap of Faith. Iseman, Michael D. // Annals of Internal Medicine;8/1/92, Vol. 117 Issue 3, p251
Examines several strategies to prevent intrainstitutional transmission of tuberculosis. Information on a bacterial vaccine that uses attenuated strains of Myobacterium bovis; Discussion on the use of masking devices to prevent the transmission of the disease; Benefit of using ultraviolet...
- The rural-to-urban migrant population in China: Gloomy prospects for tuberculosis control. Ruoyan Gai Tobe; Lingzhong Xu; Peipei Song; Yong Huang // BioScience Trends;Dec2011, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p226
The migrant population is a population with a high risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection and transmission. Globally, migration is likely to have a significant impact on TB epidemiology, particularly in countries that receive substantial numbers of migrants from countries with a high infection...
- Tuberculosis. // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;May1999, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p6
Reports on the preventive measures against tuberculosis (TB). Prevalence of the disease worldwide; Factors behind the resurgence in the number of TB cases in the United States in 1985; Transmission of the disease; Ways to spot TB; Populations at risk for TB. INSET: TB can remain dormant for...
- Use of Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive Unit-Variable-Number Tandem Repeat Typing to Study Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates from East Azarbaijan Province of Iran. Asgharzadeh, Mohammad; Khakpour, Mansour; Salehi, Taghi Zahraei; Kafil, Hossein Samadi // Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences;2007, Vol. 10 Issue 21, p3769
The aim of present study was to determine the genotypes of isolates from East Azarbaijan province by this method. We performed (MIRU-VNTR) analysis of strains, isolated from 127 patients during a period of September 2002 to March 2003 in tuberculosis centers of the province. Among 127 isolates,...
- Knowledge and Perceptions of Tuberculosis Among a Sample of Urban Aboriginal People. Brassard, Paul; Anderson, Kelly K.; Menzies, Dick; Schwartzman, Kevin; Macdonald, Mary Ellen // Journal of Community Health;Aug2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p192
Achieving a high level of tuberculosis (TB) awareness is crucial for the success of prevention and treatment efforts in high-risk groups, and thus represents a key challenge for public health initiatives. Research exploring knowledge and perceptions of TB in Aboriginal populations has been...
- Tuberculosis: Is the Past Once Again Prologue? Comstock, George W. // American Journal of Public Health;Nov94, Vol. 84 Issue 11, p1729
Tuberculosis has been considered the result of hereditary susceptibility, miasmas in the environment and contact with contagious patients. During most of the latter half of this century, tuberculosis control efforts have concentrated almost exclusively on contagion by treating patients to make...
- On target: A tuberculosis control strategy whose time has come. Reichman, Lee B. // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/19/99, Vol. 131 Issue 8, p617
Editorial. Comments on the results of a study by Jones and colleagues on the targeting as a tuberculosis control strategy in the United States. Elimination of tuberculosis in the country; Strain transmission between prisoners and guards with culture-proven tuberculosis.
- High rate of transmission among contacts in large London outbreak of isoniazid mono-resistant tuberculosis. Neely, F.; Maguire, H.; Le Brun, F.; Davies, A.; Gelb, D.; Yates, S. // Journal of Public Health;Mar2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p44
Background: For a continuing London outbreak of isoniazid mono-resistant tuberculosis (TB), we aimed to determine transmission rates and risk factors for contacts of early cases, in order to inform future guidance on contact tracing.