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Decades-old Tools No Match for Today's Drug-resistant TB
Dr. Jonathan Mermin
Director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatiti...
Humanity has lived with, and died from, tuberculosis since recorded history began. The last century brought the hope of ending that tragedy, but success has remained elusive. It's time to make it a reality.
My Four-year Battle with Tuberculosis
Community Research Advisory Group, Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
I was home alone one morning in March when my nurse called with devastating news: I had tuberculosis. I quickly sank to my knees. I couldn't believe it -- there had to be some sort of mistake.
Harnessing New Technologies to Tackle an Old Disease
Dr. Yanis Ben Amor
Though more than 3,500 people worldwide died of TB today, you won't see it reported in headlines of any major American newspaper. Neither will you see that March 24 is World TB Day simply because for many Americans it is a disease that doesn't hit home, but this could quickly change.
New Technology Can Save Lives From an Ancient Disease
Under-Secretary General of the United Nations; Chair, UNITAID
Created in 2006, UNITAID is largely financed by a small tax on airline tickets and last year invested $30 million to roll out a new rapid test for tuberculosis, known as GeneXpert.
Access to Technology Saves Lives
More people die from TB today than ever before -- 1.4 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Part of the reason is that TB is still diagnosed in most parts of the world using a method invented in the late 19th century.
120 Longmont High Students Test Positive For TB
Entire School To Be Tested For Tuberculosis
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