Ending Neglect:

Ending Neglect:

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Tuberculosis emerged as an epidemic in the 1600s, began to decline as sanitation improved in the 19th century, and retreated further when effective therapy was developed in the 1950s. TB was virtually forgotten until a recent resurgence in the U.S. and around the world-ominously, in forms resistant to commonly used medicines. What must the nation do to eliminate TB? The distinguished committee from the Institute of Medicine offers recommendations in the key areas of epidemiology and prevention, diagnosis and treatment, funding and organization of public initiatives, and the U.S. role worldwide. The panel also focuses on how to mobilize policy makers and the public to effective action. The book provides important background on the pathology of tuberculosis, its history and status in the U.S., and the public and private response. The committee explains how the U.S. can act with both self-interest and humanitarianism in addressing the worldwide incidence of TB.... Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention ISBN: 0-309-50133-4, 292 pages, 6 x 9, (2000) This PDF is available from the National Academies Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/9837.html Visit the National Academies Pressanbsp;...

Title:Ending Neglect:
Author: Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Committee on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States, Institute of Medicine
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2000-08-31

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