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Filename:052pgv.00p
Subject: Diseases in Iraq

      TUBERCULOSIS (6 TO 12 MONTHS; AL-SOL)
TRANSMISSlON/RESERVOlR:      MOST TUBERCULOSIS (TB) IS CAUSED BY 
HUMAN-TO-HUMAN   TRANSMISSION    OF   MYCOBACTERlUM   
TUBERCULOSIS.  ZOONOTIC TUBERCULOSIS IS OF LESSER SIGNIFICANCE.
DISTRIBUTION/RISK PERIOD: TB IS WIDELY DISTRIBUTED. YEARROUND.
REMARKS:  TB IS AN IMPORTANT  DISEASE  IN  THE  INDIGENOUS 
POPULATION. MOST  OF   THE  REPORTED   HUMAN  CASES  ARE  
PULMONARY  RATHER  THAN DISSEMINATED OR EXTRAPULMONARY. BASED ON 
THE ESTIMATED LEVEL  OF RISK OF  INFECTION  (THE  PROPORTION  OF  
THE  POPULATION  WHICH  HAS BEEN INFECTED OR  RElNFECTED  IN  THE 
 COURSE  OF  1  YEAR);' IRAQ  HAS AN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL  
PREVALENCE (0.5 TO 1.5 PERCENT) COMPARED TO OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE 
REGION.
 



 

 



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