Children with TB at risk of dying amid slow progress on child-friendly treatment

March 24, 2015 12:00 AM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than half a million children who fall ill with tuberculosis each year are at risk of dying because of a lack of child-friendly treatments, experts said.

Tuberculosis, which kills more than one person every 20 seconds, is much harder to detect in children than in adults because they do not always show the typical symptoms, such as coughing, night sweats and blood in the phlegm or spit.

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