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Aiming for TB elimination

By | October 20th, 2015|Preparedness|

Tuberculosis (TB) incidence continues to decline nationwide.  This ancient disease is still around, but just less so.  In Arizona last year, there were 193 cases of tuberculosis.  Compared to 573 cases fifty years ago, that’s a significant decrease. TB programs aren’t satisfied with this decrease; instead programs actively work toward the complete elimination of tuberculosis.  [...]

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Who Is Ed Jenner?

By | May 17th, 2011|Preparedness, Prevention|

He’s a guy that may have saved more lives than any other single person in history. In the 1790's, he noticed that “milkmaids” seldom came down with smallpox.  He developed a theory that the blisters which “milkmaids” commonly had as part of their work (from a disease called cowpox) somehow protected them from smallpox. In [...]

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