Tuberculosis: Ancient Foe, Modern Scourge

Richard A. Fluck – Franklin and Marshall College

Topics of Interest to the SENCER Community

Overview of the Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Tuberculosis

  • Social and economic conditions that encouraged a resurgence of tuberculosis in the 1980s and 1990s.

Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in the U.S. and Worldwide

  • Demonstration of the roles played by economic inequality and HIV/AIDS in the recent spread of tuberculosis.
  • Lists of many private, public, and academic organizations fighting tuberculosis in dedicated partnerships across the United States of America and worldwide.
  • Recommendations for treatment programs that address both social and medical realities of multiple drug resistant strains (MDRs) of tuberculosis.

The Importance of Pairing Scientific Knowledge with Culturally and Social Appropriate Treatment Methods

Education, Advocacy, and Policy to Support the Control of Tuberculosis

  • Demonstrates how effective public policies paired with solid science can reduce the transmission of tuberculosis and lead to advocacy for effective prevention and treatment programs
  • An analysis of the importance of U.S. humanitarian and policy interest in helping to fight the global tuberculosis epidemic

Full Report

Tuberculosis: Ancient Foe, Modern Scourge

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About the Author

Richard A. Fluck
Associate Dean of the Faculty & the E. Paul and Frances Reiff Professor of Biology
Franklin & Marshall College
(717) 291-4517