24 March 2013: “TB is a time bomb. If you don’t curtail it now it will be out of control.” Professor Alimuddin Zumla, UCL
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WORLD TB DAY today:
24 March 1882: Robert Koch discovered the bacillus responsible for TB.
1 in 7: number of people killed by TB in the Western World 131 years ago.
1 400 000: number of people killed by TB annually 131 years later.
400 000: estimated number of drug resistant cases globally.
XDR-TB knows no boundaries and EVERYBODY WHO BREATHES IS SUSCEPTIBLE. Act today to prevent a return to the untreatable devastation of the 19th century…
BBC News, 23 March 2013/the Lancet:
“To prevent further cases of MDR and XDR TB, a radical change in political and scientific thinking, and the implementation of specific measures worldwide, are needed.”
Further resistance to TB Drugs in SA identified
TB Proof in the Media for world TB Day #TBProof
Wall Street Journal today, 18 March 2013: Move to Cut Deadly TB in India