TB Elimination in Canada

TB Elimination in CAN

October 20, 2015

TB case numbers in Canada have not changed for a decade, outbreaks of TB are still occurring in homeless shelters across Canada and in our northern aboriginal communities… In 2014 the WHO released a framework for TB elimination in low burden countries – what would it take for us to tackle TB elimination in Canada? The US has maintained a steady decrease in TB rates over the same period rates in Canada plateaued – how can we get back on track?

Richard Long, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Director, Tuberculosis Program Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Alberta

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