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TB Unmasked: Healthcare Workers and the Global Tuberculosis Epidemic
Mar21

TB Unmasked: Healthcare Workers and the Global Tuberculosis Epidemic

By Roberta Attanasio World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is approaching — it reminds us that tuberculosis (TB) is a massive global health problem. Indeed, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. It is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent. In 2013, an estimated 9.0 million people developed...

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Tuberculosis in China: A Success Story for a Global Problem
Mar22

Tuberculosis in China: A Success Story for a Global Problem

By Roberta Attanasio Sometimes called “The Silent Killer”, tuberculosis, or TB for short, is a huge worldwide public health problem — according to the World Health Organization (WHO), one-third of the human population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the micro-organism that causes the disease. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed TB and 1.3 million died from it. The number of TB deaths...

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