While TB no longer takes the toll on Americans that it once did, until the disease is eliminated, it still holds the potential to seriously impact thousands of lives and total millions or even billions in healthcare and societal costs over time.
Sibongile Walaza, University of the Witwatersrand Influenza, more commonly known as flu, kills between 6,000 and 11,000 South
In the fight to end the epidemic of tuberculosis (TB), there are a couple of major obstacles. One is reaching potential patients
The time is now to continue to make smart investments in TB and HIV control. This concerted effort will strengthen health systems and go a long way to address the basic needs of people living throughout the world.
A trained rat can screen 100 samples in 20 minutes.
A curable, treatable disease kills more than 4000 people a day. Here's why the global community needs to come together to fight tuberculosis.
Mohlopheni Marakalala, Senior Lecturer and Group Leader in the Division of Immunology, University of Cape Town What makes
Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that has afflicted humans since the dawn of civilization and remains very much with us even now. In fact, more people will probably die from TB in 2016 than from any other single infectious disease, with HIV a close second.
Kate O'Brien, who was isolated for infectious tuberculosis for 75 days in New York City, reunites with her todder son, Donny.
In parts of South America, the Zika virus is challenging public health systems and generating a new wave of uncertainty for us all. And yet it feels like just moments ago that we were in the grips of the Ebola epidemic, which caused such a huge disruption and tragic loss of life.