Tuberculosis Is Caused By A Bacterium

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1- A) Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium which mainly attacks the lungs. The surveillance report by the CDC concerning the updated counts starting 1993 and ending in 2013 showed that there was a decrease in the incident total count of Tuberculosis. However, a significant increase was seen among foreigners who have immigrated to the United States between 1993 and 2013 (CDC, 2013). Asians and Latin Americans are among the group that has seen an increase in cases of TB in the United States (CDC, 2013). This may be due to the process of immigration. From 1993 to 2013, the united States have seen an increase in people emigrating from these regions whether legally or illegally. Moreover, these people come from regions with high prevalence…show more content…
In the United States, local and state health departments are usually in charge of TB prevention and control as they are in charge of protecting the community health. However, health care department needs to collaborate with hospitals, policy makers, HIV clinics, and correctional facilities in order to report and treat new cases and treat them promptly (Rubin, 2014). Moreover, the health department needs to work in collaboration with these agencies in order to enforce treatment for those with active tuberculosis. The first step to an effective TB prevention program is identifying and treating people with active TB. This means tracking people with active TB and ensuring that they complete treatment. The second step is to screen people who may have come in contact with a person with active TB. The third step is to screen high risk population. To achieve all these goals, local and state health departments should collaborate with health care providers from several communities and organizations (Nardell & Churchyard, 2011). 2) Learning Objectives are the building block for an effective teaching curriculum. Group learning objectives should be well worded. To construct effective group learning objectives, the wording should be carefully selected (Lin, Volk, Penderis, Tipold, & Ehlers, 2015). Group learning objectives should use wording that
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