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    Elephant-to-Human Transmission of Tuberculosis, 2009 (PDF) Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases In 2009, the Tennessee Department of Health received reports of 5 tuberculin skin test (TST) conversions among employees of an elephant refuge and isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from a resident elephant. To determine the extent of the outbreak and identify risk factors for TST conversion, [...]

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    Trends in Tuberculosis — United States, 2010 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) In 2010, a total of 11,181 tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in the United States, for a rate of 3.6 cases per 100,000 population, which was a decline of 3.9% from 2009 and the lowest rate recorded since national reporting began [...]

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    Tuberculosis Outbreak Investigations in the United States, 2002–2008 (PDF) Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases To understand circumstances of tuberculosis transmission that strain public health resources, we systematically reviewed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff reports of US outbreaks in which CDC participated during 2002–2008 that involved >3 culture-confirmed tuberculosis cases linked by genotype and [...]

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    Active Tuberculosis among Homeless Persons, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1998–2007 (PDF) Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases While tuberculosis (TB) in Canadian cities is increasingly affecting foreign-born persons, homeless persons remain at high risk. To assess trends in TB, we studied all homeless persons in Toronto who had a diagnosis of active TB during 1998–2007. We compared Canada-born [...]

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    Fraud and Abuse of Global Fund Investments at Risk without Greater Transparency (PDF) Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs (GOP) DEAR COLLEAGUES: Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States is providing both bilat- eral and multilateral assistance to disadvantaged populations to prevent and treat people with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and [...]

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    The Global Challenge of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) The spread of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), tuberculosis (TB), and malaria across the world poses a major global health challenge. The international community has progressively recognized the humanitarian impact of these diseases, along with [...]

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    Projected effects of tobacco smoking on worldwide tuberculosis control: mathematical modelling analysis Source: British Medical Journal Tobacco smoking could substantially increase tuberculosis cases and deaths worldwide in coming years, undermining progress towards tuberculosis mortality targets. Aggressive tobacco control could avert millions of deaths from tuberculosis. See: Smoking Could Lead to 40 Million Excess Tuberculosis Deaths [...]

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    Trends in Tuberculosis — United States, 2011 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) In 2011, a total of 10,521 new tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in the United States, an incidence of 3.4 cases per 100,000 population, which is 6.4% lower than the rate in 2010. This is the lowest rate recorded since national [...]

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    U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Malaria: Basic Facts (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) In 2010, malaria infected an estimated 216 million people and killed 655,000 people, most of whom were children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the current burden of disease, malaria is preventable [...]

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    Trends in Tuberculosis — United States, 2012 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) In 2012, a total of 9,951 new tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in the United States, an incidence of 3.2 cases per 100,000 population. This represents a decrease of 6.1% from the incidence reported in 2011 and is the 20th consecutive [...]

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    U.S. Global Health Assistance: Background and Issues for the 113th Congress (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center) Congressional support for global health programs has been increasing, particularly during the George W. Bush Administration. Combined global health funding from State-Foreign Operations, Labor-HHS and Defense appropriations rose from $1.7 billion […]

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    The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), U.S. Global HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Programs: A Description of Permanent and Expiring Authorities (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) Fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria globally is a priority for Congress. The 108th and 110th Congresses enacted two pieces of legislation that […]

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    Trends in Tuberculosis — United States, 2013 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (PDF) In 2013, a total of 9,588 new tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in the United States, with an incidence rate of 3.0 cases per 100,000 population, a decrease of 4.2% from 2012 (1). This report summarizes provisional TB surveillance data reported […]

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    Global tuberculosis report 2014 Source: World Health Organization This is the nineteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels […]

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    Tuberculosis Trends — United States, 2014 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) In 2014, a total of 9,412 new tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in the United States, with an incidence rate of 3.0* cases per 100,000 persons, a decrease of 2.2% from 2013 (1). Although overall numbers of TB cases and rates continue […]

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