6 record(s) found with the tag "tuberculosis" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Tuberculosis in Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Pepperell, Caitlin
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: 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...


Examining DNA Fingerprinting as an Epidemiology Tool in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Case, Cheryl A
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: 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 ...


Risk factors associated with a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in a Canadian Northern population
Principal Investigator: Schreiber, Yoko S
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: 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 ...


Evaluation of an Out-break of Tuberculosis in an Isolated Inuit Community.
Principal Investigator: Hershfield, Earl S.
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: 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....


An Account of the Experiences of People Transported South for Treatment of TB in the 1940's to 1960's
Principal Investigator: Grygier, Pat
Licenced Year(s): 1990
Summary: 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....


Licence #2748
Principal Investigator: Moisey, Claire
Licenced Year(s): 1982
Summary: To conduct a study on BCG vaccine. Blood samples of infants and their mothers will be taken during normal doctor visitations....


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