TB isn’t a problem of the past

It’s still killing 1.5 million people a year.

Flickr Photo: Mike Beauregard
Fog rolls into Arctic Bay, Nunavut in July 2012. The TB rate in the territory is about 50 times higher than the Canadian average.
Joe Daniel, Nick Herbert
Published: Wednesday, 04/01/2015 12:00 am EDT

There are crises so terrible and urgent that they merit immediate attention: an outbreak of a killer disease that wreaks havoc across a region, or a natural disaster that leaves tens of thousands desperate and destitute. But there are others to which the world has become complacent. Tragically, the global tuberculosis epidemic, still killing 1.5 million people a year, is one of these.

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