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Mar 25, 2014
via The Human Impact

Can the world get rid of tuberculosis?

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It would be easy to think that tuberculosis is under control. TB, one of the world’s top two infectious disease killers, has been declining slowly but steadily and in some parts of the world it has been almost eradicated.

But one of the oldest epidemics afflicting mankind has come back with a new face: drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is on the rise globally and experts warn that deadly strains are spreading at an alarming rate, threatening to unravel much of the progress made in tackling TB.

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      "Astrid Zweynert is deputy editor of AlertNet and TrustLaw, based in London. Astrid runs a team of buzzing web journalists. She covers social innovation and how it can help to improve people's lives and also keeps a beady eye on developments aimed at stopping world hunger and saving water. With Reuters since 1994 as a correspondent and editor, she has been an online pioneer, previously editing Reuters UK website, and always on the lookout for new ways to make information overload a thing of the past for our readers. She's aiming to be an ace photographer one day and loves ..."
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