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  • Tuberculosis Essay

    Introduction This report is an overview of the epidemiology of Tuberculosis rates in the United Kingdom between 2004 and 2013. The report is done with the aim to review the trend of Tuberculosis spread in the UK and its impact on morbidity and mortality records, which remains significant to the UK public health system, with huge socioeconomic concerns. Tuberculosis or TB is an infectious disease affecting mainly the lungs, though it generally affects a number of organs in body (Ivany and Boulton, 2014; NHS, 2014). It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Stanton and Wijgerden, 2010; WHO, 2015a). In 2013, about 9 million people were reported to be affected by Tuberculosis, with fatality of over 1.5million people (WHO, 2015b). Globally, mortality rate for Tuberculosis is observed to be on the decline by almost 45% in the last decade, with case infection rate also dropping by 1.5% (Talip et al., 2013; WHO, 2015b), meeting the target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2015. However, this trend is observed to be inverse in most under-developed and developing countries (Kazemnejad et al.,2014),…

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  • Tuberculosis And Malaria

    Programs for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria This paper discusses how there is an important overlap between HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, known as ‘the big three’ and neglected tropical diseases. It suggests that in order to combat the big three, we must first target the multitude of tropical diseases. It highlights the geographic and epidemiologic overlap of the big three most predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper discusses the different relationships between the diseases…

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  • Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is a disease caused by the bacteria known as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. This disease primary infects the lungs, also it can also invade other parts of the body, which is known as extra pulmonary tuberculosis. TB is an especially hard disease to control because the bacteria can lay dormant inside the body of a healthy person for years without being infectious to others or causing symptoms. This is known as latent TB. However, when the bacteria becomes active in…

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  • Tuberculosis Disease

    Although there are many risk factors for the disease, tuberculosis most frequently affects the impoverished, those living in rural areas and individuals with compromised immune systems. It is known that Tuberculosis has long-term health effects, therefore resulting in several social consequences such as, decreased worker productivity and increased poverty (Hart, n.d). Individuals that have contracted TB often lost months of wages due to their inability to work, this in turn affects the economy…

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  • Tuberculosis In Prisons

    Mass incarceration, underfunding, overcrowding in prisons, and unjust policies have led to the spread of infectious diseases (HIV, TB) across US prisons mostly impacting African Americans and Latinos. During the years of 1985-1992 the same time the United States was engaged in its war on drugs there were major outbreaks of Tuberculosis across the nation and many stemming from New York prisons for example. Before major discoveries in the field of medicine it was estimated that 80 percent of…

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  • Tuberculosis Research Paper

    TUBERCULOSIS Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis and spreads through the air by a person who is suffering from TB. It can also spread by contact or sharing of fluids. If an infected person coughs on his or her hands and wiped them on someone else, or spit from their mouth flies into someone else 's mouth, there is a very high chance of infection. There is a treatment for the virus, however, but before a person gets a treatment they must…

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  • Tuberculosis Research Papers

    Harinder Mootoor ECH-4931.001 Nanomedicine Dr. Koria Term Paper 1 Streptomycin for Tuberculosis Diseases are very detrimental to the health and lives of humans. Many diseases are caused by the spread of harmful bacteria. One specific disease that has a large effect on the population is tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is caused by the spread of a bacterium and if the bacterium is not treated properly, TB can be fatal. With the use of antibiotics, such as streptomycin, the fundamental process of…

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  • Causes And Symptoms Of Tuberculosis

    Mycobacterium (genus) Tuberculosis (species) is a bacteria that causes the disease tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is an acute or chronic disease of the lower respiratory tract. It is contagious and easily spread through the air from person to person therefore requiring airborne precautions. If someone with TB coughs, sneezes, or talks, the bacteria will spread throughout the air and inhaled by other people. People may have either a latent TB infection or TB disease. Latent TB is when the bacteria…

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  • Tuberculosis In The Victorian Era

    In the Victorian era there was up to half a million children died caused by tuberculosis.This research is about diseases in Victorian britain during victorian era.The major disease in Victorian Britain was Tuberculosis because there was no cure and not easily detected. In Victorian britain there was one major disease, is Tuberculosis, also called TB.One-sixth of all deaths are caused by Tuberculosis during this time period.Another major disease In Victorian britain is chickenpox. some of the…

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  • Tuberculosis Case Study

    BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) was declared global emergency by The World Health Organization in 1993. It is an airborne bacteria that basically affects the lungs, it can be spread when a person with the active TB sneezes or coughs. Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death among curable infectious diseases worldwide. In TB in the US-Mexico Border Region remains a serious public health problem. It is one of the most serious problems along the border; this is due to first, the abundance of…

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