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The Atlantic Examines Challenges To Preventing, Treating TB

The Atlantic: The Danger of Ignoring Tuberculosis
“…[I]n the United States, where tuberculosis has been on the decline since 1992, there’s a vague perception that it is a historic disease — long since cured and largely forgotten. That is not the case. Tuberculosis remains a major killer. As antibiotic-resistant strains of the disease spread across the globe, it’s getting harder to wipe out. In the next three decades, drug-resistant strains of the bacteria could drive up tuberculosis deaths by 2.4 million per year — to some four million fatalities annually — according to a report published last year by the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance…” (LaFrance, 8/3).

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