The University of Almeria joins a tuberculosis surveillance and control project
24 March is World Tuberculosis Day and the University of Almeria uses this date to remind us that tuberculosis is not a thing of the past. It is true that today the disease is very well controlled and that we have succeeded in preventing and treating it, but TB still kills more than 4,000 people every day. In this context, Almeria has announced its participation in a project to improve the monitoring and control of tuberculosis in the province.
Tuberculosis is considered to be a disease with distinct social characteristics, as it always causes more cases among the most vulnerable people.
The main researchers in charge of the project are epidemiologists Silvia Vallejo and Pilar Barroso and the project coordinates between epidemiological surveillance and community health agents and will allow for a more in-depth study of the transmission settings that have remained unnoticed as revealed by genomic epidemiology.