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Victoria J. Cook, MD, FRCPC

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X-ray of pulmonary tuberculosis
BCCDC / October 2012

The incidence of TB in Canada’s foreign-born population has decreased annually since 1970. The proportion of foreign-born cases, however, has risen and now accounts for 66% of TB cases in Canada.[1] This rising... Read More

BCCDC / March 2006

Drug resistance represents a significant global challenge to tuberculosis control efforts. Approximately 50 million people worldwide are infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis strains, though not all will develop... Read More

BCCDC / January/February 2004

Preventive options for tuberculosis (TB) consist of treatment of latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) or immunization with Bacille Calmette-Guèrin (BCG). BCG vaccine is an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis... Read More