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Why Tuberculosis Survives in the United States

What can we do to beat it?

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Why Tuberculosis Survives in the United States (8/13/2005)


Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. Why is tuberculosis considered a worldwide problem?
  2. What situations put people at special risk for infection?
  3. What is a latent infection? How does diagnosis and treatment for latent and active infections differ?
  4. Under what conditions is treatment for tuberculosis effective?
  5. What is Direct Observational Therapy and what are its advantages for TB patients?

Related Links

The Human Face of TB (Stop TB Partnership)
Watch this informational film produced by the Stop TB Partnership.

A Deadly Mix (World Health Organization)
WHO says TB is a major cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS.

Learn the difference between a latent and active infection.

Tuberculosis: The Meaning of a Positive Test (AAFP)
The American Academy of Family Physicians explains testing and treatment methods.

TB in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
How many cases are reported each year?

Living and Dying with Tuberculosis (WHO)
People with active tuberculosis and their relatives in the WHO European Region were interviewed to commemorate World TB Day 2005.

Links updated: 23 January 2009
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