Handbook of Global Tuberculosis Control

Practices and Challenges

Editors: Lu, Y., Wang, L., Duanmu, H., Chanyasulkit, C., Strong, A.J., Zhang, H. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on developing countries in Asia and Africa, compared with representative countries from other regions throughout the world
  • Presents case studies and "snapshots" designed for public health practitioners working in global TB control
  • Global tuberculosis surveillance
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About this book

This ambitious reference surveys worldwide efforts at controlling the spread of tuberculosis, with special emphasis on the developing world. Case studies from China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Indonesia, and other frontline countries demonstrate a wealth of information on clinical, cultural, socioeconomic, and other relevant factors. This compilation provides a valuable resource for creating successful intervention and prevention strategies. State-of-the-science snapshots pinpoint where short- and long-term initiatives stand today, from early detection and vaccination programs to new genetic technologies and drug therapies. This diverse group of perspectives and approaches offers innovative paths toward control and realistic odds for containing the threat, especially in the face of current co-epidemics and new drug-resistant strains.

Among the topics in the Handbook:

  • Diagnosis of tuberculosis: current pipeline, unmet needs, and new developments
  • Concurrence of tuberculosis and other major diseases
  • The tuberculosis outbreak response, investigation, and control
  • The promise of new TB vaccines
  • DNA fingerprinting of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a rich source of fundamental and daily applicable knowledge
  • Global tuberculosis surveillance

The Handbook of Global Tuberculosis Control is urgent reading for leadership and staff of non-governmental organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, research centers, hospitals, and potentially businesses with interests in tuberculosis control. Additionally, the book's focus on TB in developing countries will attract a wider audience of practitioners, particularly those working in the broader fields of global public health, epidemiology, international development, and the socioeconomics of infectious diseases.

About the authors

Yichen Lu, President, Haikou VTI Biological Institute

Hongjin Duanmu, President of Chinese National Tuberculosis Control and Prevention Society, Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumor Research Institute

Lixia Wang, Director of National Center for TB Control and Prevention, Chinese National Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Chris Chanyasulkit, Director of TB Research Program, Haikou VTI Biological Institute

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Modern History of Tuberculosis Control in China

    Wang, Lixia

    Pages 3-14

  • TB Control in Pakistan

    Khan, Muhammad Amir (et al.)

    Pages 15-25

  • TB Control in South Africa

    Dawood, Halima (et al.)

    Pages 27-33

  • Tuberculosis Control in Hong Kong

    Chang, Kwok Chiu (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

  • Breakthrough Strategy for TB Control in Indonesia

    Mustikawati, Dyah (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6667-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6665-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Global Tuberculosis Control
Book Subtitle
Practices and Challenges
Editors
  • Yichen Lu
  • Lixia Wang
  • Hongjin Duanmu
  • Chris Chanyasulkit
  • Amie J. Strong
  • Hui Zhang
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-6667-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-6667-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6665-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 558
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
Topics