Handbook of Global Tuberculosis Control

Practices and Challenges

  • Yichen Lu
  • Lixia Wang
  • Hongjin Duanmu
  • Chris Chanyasulkit
  • Amie J. Strong
  • Hui Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Muhammad Amir Khan, Shirin Mirza, Ejaz Qadeer
      Pages 15-25
    3. Halima Dawood, Nesri Padayatchi
      Pages 27-33
    4. Kwok Chiu Chang, Cheuk Ming Tam
      Pages 35-46
    5. Dyah Mustikawati, Yodi Mahendradhata, Jan Voskens
      Pages 47-59
    6. Mustapha Gidado, Joshua Obasanya, Abdulrazaq G. Habib, Sambo Nasiru
      Pages 61-73
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Shiwen Jiang, Daiyu Hu, Xiaoqiu Liu
      Pages 117-134
    3. Heping Xiao, Shenjie Tang, Wei Sha, Qing Zhang, Jin Zhao
      Pages 135-156
    4. Shouyong Tan, Haobin Kuang, Dexian Li
      Pages 191-223
    5. Yu Fu, Hongjin Duanmu, Yili Fu
      Pages 225-234
    6. Yu Fu, Weimin Ding
      Pages 235-251
    7. Min Zhu, Yuanyuan Chen, Minjie Mao
      Pages 253-282
    8. Yanlin Zhao, Shengfen Wang
      Pages 283-301
    9. Guiying Wu, Xinping Zhao
      Pages 319-340
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Kwok Chiu Chang, Chi Chiu Leung
      Pages 343-357
    3. Chen-Yuan Chiang, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Hsien-Ho Lin, Donald A. Enarson
      Pages 359-368
    4. Lin Zhou, Eryong Liu
      Pages 389-402
    5. Michael J. Brennan, Lewellys F. Barker, Thomas Evans
      Pages 437-447
  5. Part IV

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 533-555

About this book


This ambitious reference surveys worldwide efforts at controlling the spread of tuberculosis, with special emphasis on the developing world. Case studies from China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Indonesia, and other frontline countries demonstrate a wealth of information on clinical, cultural, socioeconomic, and other relevant factors. This compilation provides a valuable resource for creating successful intervention and prevention strategies. State-of-the-science snapshots pinpoint where short- and long-term initiatives stand today, from early detection and vaccination programs to new genetic technologies and drug therapies. This diverse group of perspectives and approaches offers innovative paths toward control and realistic odds for containing the threat, especially in the face of current co-epidemics and new drug-resistant strains.

Among the topics in the Handbook:

  • Diagnosis of tuberculosis: current pipeline, unmet needs, and new developments
  • Concurrence of tuberculosis and other major diseases
  • The tuberculosis outbreak response, investigation, and control
  • The promise of new TB vaccines
  • DNA fingerprinting of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a rich source of fundamental and daily applicable knowledge
  • Global tuberculosis surveillance

The Handbook of Global Tuberculosis Control is urgent reading for leadership and staff of non-governmental organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, research centers, hospitals, and potentially businesses with interests in tuberculosis control. Additionally, the book's focus on TB in developing countries will attract a wider audience of practitioners, particularly those working in the broader fields of global public health, epidemiology, international development, and the socioeconomics of infectious diseases.


Tuberculosis epidemiology TB control pulmonary TB multiple drug resistant TB TB surveillance TB prevention BCG vaccination HIV co-infection Africa China developing countries global public health international development tuberculosis surveillance tuberculosis prevention pulmonary tuberculosis tuberculosis control infectious diseases multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Yichen Lu
    • 1
  • Lixia Wang
    • 2
  • Hongjin Duanmu
    • 3
  • Chris Chanyasulkit
    • 4
  • Amie J. Strong
    • 5
  • Hui Zhang
    • 6
  1. 1.Haikou VTI Biological InstituteBostonUSA
  2. 2.Chinese Nat’l Ctr Disease Control and Prevention, Nat’l Center for TB Control & Prevention Chinese Nat’l Ctr Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina
  3. 3.National Center for Tuberculosis Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina
  4. 4.BrooklineUSA
  5. 5.Vaccine Technologies, Inc.WellesleyUSA
  6. 6.National Center for Tuberculosis Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6665-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6667-7
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