Tuberculosis: Ancient Foe, Modern Scourge
Richard A. Fluck - Franklin and Marshall College (About
Topics of Interest to the SENCER Community
Overview of the Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Tuberculosis
- Social and economic conditions that encouraged a resurgence of
tuberculosis in the 1980s and 1990s.
Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in the U.S. and Worldwide
- Demonstration of the roles played by economic inequality and
HIV/AIDS in the recent spread of tuberculosis.
- Lists of many private, public, and academic organizations
fighting tuberculosis in dedicated partnerships across the United
States of America and worldwide.
- Recommendations for treatment programs that address both social
and medical realities of multiple drug resistant strains (MDRs) of
The Importance of Pairing Scientific Knowledge with Culturally and
Social Appropriate Treatment Methods
Education, Advocacy, and Policy to Support the Control of
- Demonstrates how effective public policies paired with solid
science can reduce the transmission of tuberculosis and lead to
advocacy for effective prevention and treatment programs
- An analysis of the importance of U.S. humanitarian and policy
interest in helping to fight the global tuberculosis epidemic
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