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Global Health Community Should Implement Better Screening To Curb Diabetes-TB Comorbidity

Health Affairs Blog: Heading Off The Looming Diabetes-Tuberculosis Epidemic
Anthony Harries, senior adviser and director of the Department of Research at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, discusses the relationship between TB and diabetes as comorbidities and urges the global health community to implement bidirectional screening, which “requires that any patient that tests positive for TB be referred for diabetes testing, and vice versa” (8/19).