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Potential uses, abuses and control of genetic screening techniques are discussed and the ethical issues arising from their use are compared with those for existing health screening practices. The main emphasis is upon issues affecting employment but more wide ranging implications are also touched upon. Although the current policy of various bodies is(More)
BACKGROUND Because tuberculosis (TB) in children implies recent infection, children serve as sentinels for disease transmission within a community. Despite the significance of diagnosing tuberculosis in children, most cases are diagnosed on clinical evidence rather than laboratory findings. METHODS We analyzed the demographic and clinical presentation of(More)
The AIDS epidemic poses a serious threat to people with developmental disabilities, the magnitude of which has not yet been fully realized by many professionals working with this population. Models for effective AIDS prevention education have been developed, however, within other populations. Key principles utilized in existing models were discussed and(More)
Formerly known as Nantucket fever, babesiosis is increasing in incidence across the Northeastern United States. Because of its emerging health risk globally, it is important to be aware of its various presenting manifestations. We present the case of a middle-aged man with haemolytic anaemia from Babesia microti infection.