Indian doctors find success in tackling the 'invisible burden' of tuberculosis

March 25, 2015 12:13 AM

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NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Indian street-food seller Kumar Pal first began treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis two years ago, he quickly spiraled into depression and gave up hope of living.

Weighing just 35 kg (77 lbs), shunned by his relatives and friends and in extreme pain due to the side effects of a cocktail of medicines, 40-year-old Pal spent weeks in bed.

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