Accession Number:

AD0654668

Title:

THE PROBLEM OF TUBERCULOSIS IN THE POSTATTACK ENVIRONMENT,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

An assessment is made of the problem of tuberculosis in an environment created by a nuclear attack on the United States. Tuberculosis is still a relatively important public health problem, and even with current rates of decline continuing, eradication will not have been accomplished by the year 2000. Any postattack population must expect to have individuals infected with tuberculosis among its members. The conditions that have been correlated with high tuberculosis rates in the past are to be expected in the postattack environment malnutrition, poor housing, overcrowding. The modern chemotherapeutic and chemoprophylactic agents and BCG vaccines, if available in the postattack environment, make tuberculosis control a reasonable goal if accompanied by an adequate public health program. In the absence of active control, tuberculosis could well be the most serious infectious disease problem of the postattack environment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE