Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Population Biology of Tuberculosis$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christopher Dye

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780691154626

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691154626.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 January 2018

Interventions and Control

Interventions and Control

Chapter:
(p.100) Chapter 4 Interventions and Control
Source:
The Population Biology of Tuberculosis
Author(s):

Christopher Dye

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691154626.003.0004

This chapter considers a variety of tuberculosis control measures that can change the rates of transition between states of health. Without a better understanding of who is most at risk of infection and disease, the opportunities for targeted prevention and treatment are limited. This is why dominant TB control efforts today do not focus on hotspots but rather confront the disease in whole populations. The principal approach to TB control, drug treatment of active disease, has saved millions of lives but has been much less effective in stopping TB transmission. The chapter examines the effects of different approaches to TB control, current and future technologies, and the outcomes for infection, disease, and mortality. It shows that while the mitigation of risk factors such as diabetes, undernutrition, or tobacco smoking is helpful as an accessory to TB control, the greater opportunity for immediate impact lies with the early diagnosis and curative treatment of TB disease.

Keywords:   tuberculosis, risk, TB infection, TB prevention, TB control, drug treatment, TB transmission, risk factors, diagnosis, mortality

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.