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Public Health, Epidemiology, and Health Statistics

Submit a paper summarizing the history of tuberculosis and take this information up to tuberculosis today. Include a graph of statistics (specific to the state of Missouri) to show if tuberculosis cases have increased or decreased in your state since 1980. Discuss why you feel this is significant and explain why you think these numbers are so high or low.

Length: 3-4 pages, excluding title page and references, 3 cited sources from required reading.

Required Reading

Byron, P. (2016, July 11). History of tuberculosis in the United States to be explored in unprecedented depth. Virginia Tech. Retrieved from https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/07/clahs-tuber…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016). Tuberculosis (TB). Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/

Miramontes, R., Hill, A. N., Woodruff, R. S. Y., Lambert, L. A., Navin, T. R., Castro, K. G., & LoBue, P. A. (2015). Tuberculosis infection in the United States: Prevalence estimates from the national health and nutrition examination survey, 2011-2012. PLoS One, 10(11) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140881

Yuen, C. M., Kammerer, J. S., Marks, K., Navin, T. R., & France, A. M. (2016). Recent transmission of tuberculosis — United States, 2011-2014. PLoS One, 11(4) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153728

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