The Missed 3 Million: Reducing the Threat of Tuberculosis Worldwide

August 1, 2014 3:40 PM

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Next week, over 40 African heads of state will convene in Washington, D.C. for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. One important issue that requires attention at the meeting is strengthening the response to infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola and tuberculosis (TB) that threaten lives, economies and national security.

The symptoms of tuberculosis include coughing, chest pain, fatigue, fever, weight loss, chills, night sweats and loss of appetite. The disease can spread when an individual with active tuberculosis (a disease state characterized by actively dividing bacteria) coughs, sneezes, talks or spits, releasi...

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