Tuberculosis: What You Need to Know

This week, a man infected with tuberculosis who took two trans-Atlantic flights against his doctor's orders sparked global concern, highlighting the challenges associated with detecting and containing this potentially deadly disease. Caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB is spread through the air from person to person. In most cases, it is treatable with a course of medications. But an increasing presence of drug-resistant strains — such as in this case — underscores the...Full Story
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