Tuberculosis : Common Health Problem

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Tuberculosis is common health problem that affects many people all around the world. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define Tuberculosis as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This particular bacterium attacks the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any area of the body. This disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States. TB is often spread through the air from person to person. CDC says “TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings” (“Basic TB Facts,” 2012). The three articles I have chosen to go into detail on are listed as follows, 1) Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant and Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis within Households: A prospective cohort study, 2) Preventing Infectious Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among Foreign-Born Residents of the United States, and 3) People-centered tuberculosis care versus standard directly observed therapy. What were the criteria that you used to select these papers? (For example, only English language, peer reviewed articles, only a specific age group, only United States studies, etc.) I selected English language, peer reviewed articles, of studies of methods to control transmission in Tuberculosis cases. What were the types of risk factors studied in your chosen articles? (For example, environmental, socio-economic, behavioral, etc.) Risk factors studies in the articles include socio-economic, behavioral and environmental factors mainly dealing
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