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[afro-nets] The TB pandemic: an old problem seeking new solutions
- From: "Jawad Asghar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 09:40:12 +0500
The TB pandemic: an old problem seeking new solutions
Forwarded From: Journal of Internal Medicine <email@example.com>
Following World TB Day on 24th March, the Editors of JIM invite readers to look at an article due to appear in the April issue of JIM. This article reflects the themes of this year's World TB Day ? and the longer term mission of the Stop TB Partnership.
*TB ANYWHERE IS TB EVERYWHERE* emphasizes that although TB is a preventable and curable disease, it remains a global emergency. The theme reflects the chronically inadequate investment in TB control, surveillance, research and development as well as TB's deadly synergy with HIV.
*The TB pandemic: an old problem seeking new solutions<http://blackwell-publishing.msgfocus.com/c/1WFKvH1avyW3i4iTL>
*Abstract:* Tuberculosis (TB) continues to kill more than 2 million people globally each year. Annual TB case notification rates have risen up to fourfold since the mid-1980s, with the highest rate of 1000/100 000 around Cape Town, South Africa. There is an urgent need for novel diagnostic methods and preventive vaccines to control this epidemic. The rising incidence of TB has been attributed to HIV co-infection especially in developing countries. The threat of drug resistance arising from ineffective TB treatment programmes is looming and could potentially lead to loss of any gains made in controlling the disease globally.
*About JIM:* JIM's impact factor has been continuously rising, and is now *4,04* for 2005. The Journal is ranked No. 12 among the 103 journals grouped in the ISI Medicine, General and Internal list, and on the European Journal Quality Factor list it is No. 3 after The Lancet and British Medical Journal.
*For more information on World TB Day 2007 click here<http://blackwell-publishing.msgfocus.com/c/1WFLJo1XV03SOjdg8>
*For more information on the Stop TB Partnership click here<http://blackwell-publishing.msgfocus.com/c/1WFM8CmTIOr9Z3w2V>
Rana Jawad Asghar MD. MPH.
Coordinator South Asian Public Health Forum
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