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Experts Warn Of Potential For Spread Of TB Out Of North Korea, Development Of Drug-Resistant Strains

Bloomberg Businessweek: North Korea’s Other ‘Weapon’ Is Poised to Explode
“People in China like to joke that North Korea has two lethal weapons: nuclear missiles and tuberculosis. While the rogue state’s nuclear ambitions have long inspired angst — and led to economic sanctions — the threat of TB, the planet’s biggest infectious killer, has garnered less attention. With more than 100,000 cases in 2016, North Korea is on the World Health Organization’s list of nations with the greatest incidence of the deadly lung disease, and doctors warn that an explosion in multidrug-resistant strains could be coming…” (4/11).

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