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Tuberculosis transmission across the United States-Mexico border.
Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2011 Jan; 29(1):57-60.RP

Abstract

In this era of increasing drug resistance among infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), the complex population dynamics of border areas must be monitored more extensively. TB remains a major public health threat; its antimicrobial treatment is long; and the only vaccine licensed in the world, live-attenuated Mycobacterium bovis Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), exhibits varying efficacy. In addition to epidemiological surveillance, the underlying determinants contributing to the health and wellbeing of populations are of key importance. Although it received heightened attention in the past, tuberculosis transmission in the United States-Mexico border area demands renewed interest. Lessons learned should be applied to similar areas around the globe.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. joseph.fitchett@doctors.org.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21390421

Citation

Fitchett, Joseph Robert, et al. "Tuberculosis Transmission Across the United States-Mexico Border." Revista Panamericana De Salud Publica = Pan American Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, no. 1, 2011, pp. 57-60.
Fitchett JR, Vallecillo AJ, Espitia C. Tuberculosis transmission across the United States-Mexico border. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2011;29(1):57-60.
Fitchett, J. R., Vallecillo, A. J., & Espitia, C. (2011). Tuberculosis transmission across the United States-Mexico border. Revista Panamericana De Salud Publica = Pan American Journal of Public Health, 29(1), 57-60.
Fitchett JR, Vallecillo AJ, Espitia C. Tuberculosis Transmission Across the United States-Mexico Border. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2011;29(1):57-60. PubMed PMID: 21390421.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tuberculosis transmission across the United States-Mexico border. AU - Fitchett,Joseph Robert, AU - Vallecillo,Antonio Javier, AU - Espitia,Clara, PY - 2010/01/03/received PY - 2010/09/17/accepted PY - 2011/3/11/entrez PY - 2011/3/11/pubmed PY - 2011/7/16/medline SP - 57 EP - 60 JF - Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health JO - Rev. Panam. Salud Publica VL - 29 IS - 1 N2 - In this era of increasing drug resistance among infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), the complex population dynamics of border areas must be monitored more extensively. TB remains a major public health threat; its antimicrobial treatment is long; and the only vaccine licensed in the world, live-attenuated Mycobacterium bovis Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), exhibits varying efficacy. In addition to epidemiological surveillance, the underlying determinants contributing to the health and wellbeing of populations are of key importance. Although it received heightened attention in the past, tuberculosis transmission in the United States-Mexico border area demands renewed interest. Lessons learned should be applied to similar areas around the globe. SN - 1680-5348 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21390421/full_citation L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7252 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -