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Tuberculosis Epidemic

Tuberculosis Cases Rise In The U.S. For The First Time In 23 Years

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States increased last year, the first time they've risen since 1992, the Centers for Disease Control an...

This Disease Can Still Get You Quarantined For Months -- And It's On The Rise

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics

In August 2014, Kate O’Brien, a 34-year-old media producer from Brooklyn, found out she was expecting her second child. She was ecstatic. But this ...

Obama Emphasizes Malaria In State of the Union, But Not This Way Deadlier Disease

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama highlighted the U.S.'s ability to stop malaria and HIV/AIDS in tonight's State of the Union, but left out tuberculosis less tha...

CDC Director Calls It 'Shameful' This Curable Disease Still Kills Millions

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

For Dr. Tom Frieden, the fight against tuberculosis is personal. He dedicated years of his life combatting the spread of tuberculosis and its more dan...

Only 3 Congressmen Showed For A Hearing On The World's No. 1 Infectious Killer

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was there. Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations envoy for tuberculosis, wa...

Tuberculosis Causes As Many Global Deaths As HIV/AIDS, WHO Finds

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Tuberculosis has joined HIV/AIDS as the top infectious disease killer on the planet, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. TB killed 1.5 ...

What Can We Do About Tuberculosis? What Would Pasteur Do?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Recently an unidentified person in NY was diagnosed with TB. While all students and staff were quickly and screened, one outraged mother angrily accused, "Shame on that person." But that shame is misplaced.

Killer Tuberculosis Epidemic Threatens The World: UN

McClatchy | Tim Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The world is on the cusp of an explosion of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases that could deluge hospitals and leave physicians fighting a nearly untre...