Homelessness affecting Society
Tuberculosis spreading throughout homeless lives.
In 2011, reported cases of Tuberculosis was 10,528 while in 2010 it was 11,171 cases reported. Our country has realized that we need to keep the world in a good environmental health state, that way the cases stay down.
People who are living unsheltered & in the streets have the same problems as the people who are experiencing chronic homelessness in an urban area. Mental & physical disabilities, substance abuse, or personal tragedy are reasons for becoming homeless.
Deaths and Prevention
Almost 1/3 of the worlds population is affected by tuberculosis, many of them being homeless and not getting proper treatment. Nearly 1.6 million die because of this disease. To keep this from happening, or to lower the case, we need to have more scans, screenings, and regular appts
How to help
To lessen the amount of tuberculosis in homeless we have to supply the medical care. We need to create organizations to better the screening, and diagnosis.