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FIERROS HERNANDEZ, Arturo. An Endless Fight: Tuberculosis in Baja California, Mexico, During the 20th Century. Secuencia [online]. 2021, n.110, e1794.  Epub June 04, 2021. ISSN 2395-8464.

This text is a historical analysis of tuberculosis in Baja California during the 20th century, in which the disease is studied as a current phenomenon. Although advances in biomedicine and public health have made strides in the fight against tuberculosis, Baja California is currently one of the states with the highest incidence of this disease. Although the social determinants have been identified, and effective treatment and an immunizing vaccine exist, the fight against this scourge is far from over. This article outlines the characteristics of a possible plan to eradicate this disease, which is useful for understanding epidemics and health systems, as we show below. This text is a first approach to the subject.

Keywords : tuberculosis; Baja California; public health; endemic; vaccine BCG.

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