|| Tuberculosis in the world.
||BULL IUAT 1982, 57, 202-205.
The author presents a few selected topics for discussion
expected to assist in the future formulation of strategies against
the spread of TB. One such topic is demographic changes. In most
developing countries, with constant age-specific rates, increasing
population and a relative increase of the older age groups are expected
to lead to an increase in the absolute number of TB cases, as illustrated
with a simulation. The consequences of the fact that TB services
are reflections of the health services which, in turn, reflect the
general public services in the community and, that TB is closely
related to the prevailing socio-economic conditions are discussed
in detail. Also, it is suggested that the immediate and impressive
successes of the reductionistic medicine led to an underestimation
of the importance of the general living conditions in the generation
|KEYWORDS: SOCIO-ECONOMICS; SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC; GLOBAL.