Principal Investigator:Pepperell, Caitlin Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project is to identify patterns of spread of tuberculosis (TB) in the Northwest Territories and trace the evolution of mycobacterium (M.) tuberculosis in this region.
Laboratory isolates of M. tuberculosis will be retrieved from the Alberta Provincial Laboratory and epidemiology data will be retrieved from the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer for the Gove...
Principal Investigator:Case, Cheryl A Licenced Year(s):
The questions posed are:
1. Did genotyping identify unknown TB contacts or transmissions among cases studied? Examination of the genotype of each isolate of M. tuberculosis from reported cases in the NWT may identify epidemiological links among the studied cases not previously identified through conventional contact tracing. The study will quantitatively review epidemiological links established ...
Principal Investigator:Schreiber, Yoko S Licenced Year(s):
This license has been issued for the scientific research application #952.
The purpose of this study is to determine the risk factors associated with the high rate of TB transmission and incidence leading to the 1997 TB outbreak. This study will examine issues with delay in diagnosis and contact tracing, as well as identifying environmental, behavioural and innate risk factors associated with ...
Principal Investigator:Hershfield, Earl S. Licenced Year(s):
Through the review of hospital records, we will outline the tuberculosis out-break that occurred in Repulse Bay during 1988-89. The study may provide information that may be helpful in preventing such out-breaks in the future....
Principal Investigator:Grygier, Pat Licenced Year(s):
Ms. Grygier will gather information on the TB epidemic among the Inuit during the 1940's to 1960's by means of a questionnaire. These will be administered by senior high school students who will conduct interviews with elders in Inuktitut and translate their stories into English. Ms. Grygier will use the information to write an historical account of the TB epidemic....