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Arrow BulletCommunicable Disease Report 2002 - Focus on Tuberculosis

The Communicable Disease 2002 (PDF 8.9 MB, 76 pages) report is one of a series of reports that highlight important health issues and trends in the Region of Peel. The Communicable Disease 2002 report focuses on tuberculosis, a disease that kills more people worldwide each year than AIDS or malaria. The report provides a local perspective on tuberculosis and a wide range of other communicable diseases. Other reports in the series include State of the Region's Health 2001, State of the Region's Health 2002 and Child Health Report 2002.

This report focuses on these five main areas:

Residents of the Region of Peel continue to enjoy relatively good health by provincial and national standards. Yet within this positive picture, many health challenges remain.

"Human movement around the world has become more and more common," said Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel. "While Canada has long been a tuberculosis success story, we must remember tuberculosis respects no borders. Awareness, early diagnosis and treatment, and prevention are the keys to keeping this disease under control."

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