You Can Prevent TB
What is TB? "TB" is short for a disease called tuberculosis. TB is spread by tiny germs that can float in the air. The TB germs may spray into the air if a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, shouts, or sneezes. Anyone nearby can breathe TB germs into the lungs. TB germs can... Tuberculosis (TB) in the Child Care Setting
TB is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These germs can be spread from one person to others. These germs can be spread through the air when a person with TB disease coughs, sneezes, yells, or sings. Children, although they may be infectious, usually are not as likely... Physician: Post-Institutional Medical Issues
What are the most common medical issues among post-institutionalized children? Generally, children that are placed for international adoption are placed because of a multitude of reasons. They are rarely if ever placed because they come from intact family networks with perfect family medical... Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities
CDC Press Release For too many racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, good health is elusive and access to health promotion and prevention programs and appropriate healthcare are often relative to economic status, race or ethnicity, gender, education, disability, geographic location or...
Democratic Republic of Congo
February 15, 2011, 5:43 pm
From what I have gathered, the Democratic Republic of Congo or DRC is located in Central Africa. This area is one of the poorest in the world, having the second lowest GDP per capita in the world. The reason for the poverty that prevails in this area is the fairly recent war that occurred there.... Commonsense Advice On Tuberculosis
October 4, 2007, 10:02 am
Tuberculosis is a serious disease and it has been around for a long time. But there are well-established ways to detect it and a range of drugs to treat it.
TB can be either latent, which isn't contagious, or active. A person must be in close contact with an infected person to become... TB Vaccine Causing Deaths, HIV Vaccine Not Effective, Caffeine Helps Preemies
November 9, 2007, 8:08 pm
Reuters reported on Monday that infants who are infected with the AIDS virus are getting sick and some may be dying as a result of being vaccinated against tuberculosis. According to the article, one study found that 75 percent of the children with BCG disease had died and 70 percent of those...
Chapter 2 Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis
Chapter 2: Transmission and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis. 22 Figure 2.2 . Transmission of TB . TB is spread from person to person through the air. The dots in the air
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Cutaneous tuberculosis: a twenty-year prospective study.
Dissemination of the disease was observed in the whole of the spectrum of cutaneous tuberculosis (22.1%), but was seen more often in the presence of gumma and scrofuloderma. There were more unvaccinated individuals in the group with disseminated disease (80.3%) ...