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TB is still out there, and here, too

This week there were two pieces of news that should have acted as wake-up calls for Americans who are complacent about the state of public health around the world.
We seem to believe that everyone takes the general control of communicable diseases as seriously as we do, or that some diseases are “old timey.”
Well, they don’t and they aren’t.
First news this week told us that “Indian doctors have reported the country’s first cases of ‘totally drug-resistant tuberculosis,’ a long-feared and virtually untreatable form of the killer lung disease,” according to an Associated Press report.
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