TB is one of the deadliest diseases known to man, requiring extensive treatment with pills and injections even in successful cases, and it still infects tens of thousands of people even today. But new international guidelines may create hope for those people, and could cut the lengthy treatment program down to just nine months, according to a World Health Organization statement.
There are a total of 480,000 TB cases worldwide, resulting in 190,000 deaths. Currently, the rate of successful treatment is just 50 percent, and that’s mostly because people don’t want to complete the arduous and extremely long treatment program that can stretch out two years. By shortening that ti...
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