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Alexandre Grangeiro ;Revista de Saúde Pública 2007, 41 1

Autor: Draurio Barreira

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Revista de Saúde Pública ISSN: 0034-8910 revsp@usp.br Universidade de São Paulo Brasil Barreira, Draurio; Grangeiro, Alexandre Avaliação das estratégias de controle da tuberculose no Brasil Revista de Saúde Pública, vol.
41, núm.
1, septiembre, 2007, pp.
4-8 Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=67240164002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Rev Saúde Pública 2007;41(Supl.
1) Draurio BarreiraI Alexandre GrangeiroII Evaluation of tuberculosis control strategies in Brazil TUBERCULOSIS: A PUBLIC HEALTH PRIORITY Although tuberculosis is one of the oldest known infectious diseases and has been treatable with drugs for more than half a century, it remains one of the most important health problems that need to be faced worldwide.
Social inequalities, insufficient research aimed at developing new treatments and vaccines, human migratory flows, deficiencies in health systems, high prevalence of multidrugresistant tuberculosis cases and cases associated with HIV infection contribute towards this problem.6 Tuberculosis was mistakenly considered to have been brought under control in the 1980s, especially in developed countries.
Today, it affects around one third of humanity and it has been estimated that, in the year 2005 alone, 8.8 million new cases occurred.
The vast majority of cases (95%) occurred in medium and low-income countries.
Every year, at least 1.6 million people die because of tuberculosis, and 12% of these deaths are associated with the AIDS epidemic.8 Faced with this challenge, important actions at international level have attempted over recent decades to push governments and civil society towards expanding their disease control actions.
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