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The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis
This paper explores the global incidence of tuberculosis.
# 104163 | 2,162 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 03, 2008 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Sociology (General)

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The paper reveals that the incidence of tuberculosis tends to be low across affluent areas but continues to be pronounced among impoverished, isolated and marginalized populations. The paper looks at the agent, host and environment of this disease and discusses how research remains crucial in relation to designing more effective testing, as well as more potent drugs to overcome tuberculosis.

Web of Causation
Natural History and Control and Prevention

From the Paper:

"Epidemiology refers to "the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control of health problems" (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2004, p. 250). Tuberculosis is a global problem but certain populations even in affluent nations such as Canada are at high risk for tuberculosis. These populations include "aboriginal peoples, foreign-born residents from countries with a high prevalence of TB, disadvantaged inner-city populations, and those with HIV infection" (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2004, p. 914)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aziz, M. & Wright, A. (2006). Epidemiology of anti-tuberculosis drug resistance. The Lancet, 368(9553), 2142-2155.
  • Dye, C. (2006). Global epidemiology of tuberculosis. The Lancet, 367(9514), 938-941.
  • Mariangela, R. & Villares, M. (2004). Transmission of tuberculosis among patients with human immunodeficiency virus at a university hospital in Brazil. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 25 (12), 1115-1117.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAIAD) (2006). Tuberculosis overview.
  • Nguyen, D. & Proulx, J. (2003). Tuberculosis in the Inuit community of Quebec, Canada. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 168, 1353-1357.

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