Tuberculosis

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Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez presents Taima TB research program to parliamentarians
June 5, 2017 - Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez was on Parliament Hill today presenting the Taima TB research program to the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus on Indigenous Health Research in Canada. Taima TB Summary The challenge Despite the ongoing efforts of d
Government of Canada Supports Latent Tuberculosis Study
March 24, 2017 - Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, yet it remains one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. In Canada, rates of TB are low; however, there is greater incidence among Canadian Indigenous people and among foreign-born individuals
DNA test slashes wait times for tuberculosis diagnosis in Iqaluit
March 23, 2015 - Study results prompt Government of Nunavut to fund TB test's continued use Tuberculosis continues to be a significant public health concern in Canada's North, where testing for TB takes far longer than in the country's major centres. A paper just


Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Alvarez, Gonzalo
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Lung disease, Population health, Tuberculosis Clinical research