NPR Speaks With Experts About WHO TB Report, Challenges In Controlling Disease
NPR: Why Is The News About TB So Bad?
“…We spoke to experts to understand some of the challenges of controlling TB. Here are some key reasons for the grim report [on TB from WHO]. It’s difficult to accurately count TB cases. … TB is inextricably linked to poverty. … Newer treatments against TB aren’t in wide use. … Efforts to control TB focus on symptomatic cases rather than early stage or pre-symptomatic cases…” (Shaikh-Lesko, 10/16).