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Better Detection, Treatment Strategies Needed To Beat TB

Huffington Post: Decades-old Tools No Match for Today’s Drug-resistant TB
Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

“…To get serious about ending the threat of TB in the U.S. and reducing its human cost worldwide, we need action on three main fronts: First, U.S. health care providers and local health departments need to work together to make sure that every single case of TB is diagnosed and effectively treated. … Second, global TB control efforts need to be strengthened so that more people receive effective, timely treatment and avoid developing drug resistance. … Finally, we need 21st-century TB tools to fight TB…” (8/11).

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