Global Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, WHO, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
The Lancet (Impact Factor: 45.22). 04/2006; 367(9514):938-40. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68384-0
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    • "Drug-resistant TB is transmitted in the same way as drugsusceptible TB, and is no more infectious than drug-susceptible TB. However, delay in the recognition of drug resistance or prolonged periods of infectiousness may facilitate increased transmission and further development of drug resistance[1]. Multidrugresistant TB (MDR TB) is caused by organisms resistant to the most effective anti-TB drugs, isoniazid and rifampin. "

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    • "95%, cases of TB occur in developing countries where few resources are available to ensure proper treatment and where the HIV infection might be common. Between 19-43% of the world population is infected with M. tuberculosis [9] [10] [11]. "
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    DESCRIPTION: Abstract- Among infectious diseases the Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. The present study was carried out in district Dir (Lower) Khyber Pukhtoon Khwa Pakistan. The aim of the study was to find out the prevalence of TB among the local population in district Dir (L). A descriptive study was design. The data were collected from different hospitals located in different area of district Dir (L). The data were analyzed for area wise distribution, area wise comparison, gender wise distribution and comparison and age wise distribution. From January 2011 to December 2011 total 1332 sample populations were analyzed. Out of total samples the 513 (38.51%) were positive and 819 (61.49%) were found negative. The area wise distribution shows that the high number of TB cases was reported in Shamshi Khan (54.62%) where, the lowest cases were recorded in Chakdara (28.04%). The results show that the female (53.22%) are more infected than male (46.78%). The occurrence of high TB patients (24.37%) was recorded in age group 2: (>10-20 years) while the lowest of TB patients (3.7%) were recorded in age group 1: (0-10 years). From this study it was concluded that the TB is still prevalent in district Dir (L) and affect the most productive age group.
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    • "Except for Mycobacterium leprae, which does not grow in vitro, those species were classified in two distinct groups: species that belong to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC), and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) [1] [2] Mycobacterium tuberculosis infects over one-third of the human population worldwide, causing nine million new cases of tuberculosis and two million deaths annually [3]. While members of the MTC cause more disease worldwide than any other bacteria [4], NTM are widespread in nature and, with some significant exceptions, are free-living saprophytes and opportunistic pathogens. Although considered to be non-pathogenic, NTM can pose a threat to humans, mainly in patients with underlying conditions such as AIDS or cancer, and there is an increasing awareness of their public-health importance, especially as nosoco‐ mial pathogens [5]. "

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