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The growing burden of tuberculosis: global trends and interactions with the HIV epidemic.
BACKGROUND The increasing global burden of tuberculosis (TB) is linked to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. METHODS We reviewed data from notifications of TB cases, cohort treatmentExpand
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Universal voluntary HIV testing with immediate antiretroviral therapy as a strategy for elimination of HIV transmission: a mathematical model
BACKGROUND Roughly 3 million people worldwide were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the end of 2007, but an estimated 6.7 million were still in need of treatment and a further 2.7 millionExpand
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Global epidemiology of tuberculosis
  • C. Dye
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • 18 March 2006
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from a curable infectious disease. On the basis of results of surveys of the prevalence of infection and disease assessments of the effectiveness ofExpand
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Zika: the origin and spread of a mosquito-borne virus
Abstract Objective To describe the temporal and geographical distribution of Zika virus infection and associated neurological disorders, from 1947 to 1 February 2016, when Zika became a Public HealthExpand
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Ebola virus disease in West Africa--the first 9 months of the epidemic and forward projections.
BACKGROUND On March 23, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea. On August 8, the WHO declared the epidemic to be a "public healthExpand
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World Malaria Report, 2008.
Estimated burden of malaria Estimated cases and deaths (2006) Estimated cases and deaths per 1000 (2006) Age group Numbers Lower Upper Per 1000 Lower Upper Fever suspected of being malaria All agesExpand
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Drivers of tuberculosis epidemics: the role of risk factors and social determinants.
The main thrust of the World Health Organization's global tuberculosis (TB) control strategy is to ensure effective and equitable delivery of quality assured diagnosis and treatment of TB. OptionsExpand
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The Population Dynamics and Control of Tuberculosis
More than 36 million patients have been successfully treated via the World Health Organization’s strategy for tuberculosis (TB) control since 1995. Despite predictions of a decline in globalExpand
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Evolution of tuberculosis control and prospects for reducing tuberculosis incidence, prevalence, and deaths globally.
CONTEXT The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are stimulating more rigorous evaluations of the impact of DOTS (the WHO-recommended approach to tuberculosis control based on 5Expand
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Measurement of trends in childhood malaria mortality in Africa: an assessment of progress toward targets based on verbal autopsy.
Reduction of deaths associated with malaria in children is a primary goal of malaria control programmes in Africa, but there has been little discussion about how changes in mortality will beExpand
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