Tuberculosis in Canada
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This paper reviews the current and changing epidemiology of tuberculosis and the reasons why. It discusses how the epidemiological data demonstrates that TB in Canada is retreating into focal geographic areas and demographically well-defined populations that can be targeted for increased control and eradication efforts. It looks at how a significant proportion of TB in Canada is potentially preventable through the administration of preventive therapy to high-risk groups.
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From the Paper:"As many as one in five Canadians were infected with TB in their lifetime at the turn of the 19th century, however, with the combination of an improved standard of living, public health interventions to interrupt transmission, and effective treatment, the morbidity and mortality rates of TB have been greatly reduced, and have made the elimination of TB in Canada a viable possibility. In spite of this, influx of greater numbers of immigrants from countries with a high prevalence of TB, continuing high case rates among aboriginal people, and the spread of HIV threaten this objective for the immediate future. "
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- Laboratory Centre for Disease Control. Tuberculosis in Canada 2002. Ottawa: Health Canada; 2003.
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