Much more needs to be done to achieve a TB-free world -- one in which children will have to turn to the history books to learn such a disease ever existed.
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Our most daunting global health crisis is a pernicious, wasting disease that can be spread by a simple cough or sneeze and has been infecting humans since 4,000 B.C.
Preventing a problem in the first place is the Holy Grail to mitigating some of the world's greatest challenges. Future generations will pay the price for each year we are delayed in making new TB vaccines available for the world.
We face a lengthy war to be fought tenaciously on many fronts, and likely over many decades, as we move toward our goal of tuberculosis control and, ultimately, elimination.
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