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Outdated Treatment, Prevention Tactics Helping TB Spread In Russia

Inter Press Service: Outdated Approaches Fueling TB in Russia, Say NGOs
“…Tuberculosis exploded in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union as health care infrastructure crumbled, the country was thrown into economic crisis and crime and poverty soared, leading to overcrowded penal institutions. But, say NGOs in Russia and international groups working to combat the disease, the continued use of outdated and inefficient approaches to the disease are still fueling its spread…” (Stracansky, 7/14).