How to prevent Tuberculosis from spreading ?

Shouab, Fadi Hammad (2018-05-05)

TB is a bacterial disease which in humans is usually caused by an organism called Mycobacterium tuberculosisis consider one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In an age when we believe that we have the tools to conquer most diseases, the ancient scourge of tuberculosis (TB) still causes 2 million deaths a year worldwide—more than any other single infectious organism—reminding us that we still have a long way to go. However the United States is now experiencing a resurgence of tuberculosis on how we can manage it and control its prevalence


Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major public health threats a declining trend in TB incidence, prevalence and mortality has been observed over the last decade different strategies been used to control the prevalence. The end up TB strategy highlighted the need to engage partners within the health sector and beyond, such as in the fields of social protection, labour and immigration the strategy aims to end the global TB epidemic, with targets to reduce TB deaths by 95% and to cut new cases. And then there is the Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) strategy which, by emphasizing bacteriological diagnosis and standard short-course chemotherapy with direct observation of treatment, may have significantly contributed to the reduction of chronic and untreated cases, By adopting this strategy in as many as 180 countries.

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