The pandemic brought notable setbacks in the effort to eradicate tuberculosis, which is likely to regain its notorious title of deadliest infectious disease in 2023. But there are signs of progress.
A judge in Tacoma, Wash., approved a civil warrant for the woman's arrest after 16 requests for intervention from local health officials. Police observed the woman board a bus and visiting a casino.
Tuberculosis kills 1.6 million a year — the second deadliest infectious disease after COVID-19. Using immune cells and mRNA technology, scientists in South Africa are working on a new vaccine.
Reed's family says he has tuberculosis symptoms and lost 7 pounds in five days during a hunger strike. They are calling for the Biden administration to help bring the Marine veteran home.
The country has a high rate of tuberculosis. They'd been making progress but then came the pandemic ... and now the war. Doctors worryi about increased spread of this contagious and deadly disease.
It was under control. And then it wasn't. In her new book Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History, VIdya Krishnan shows how "we repeat the same disease-spreading mistakes over and over."
After years of progress in reducing the number of annual deaths from tuberculosis, the number of cases of the infectious respiratory disease went up in 2020.
The No. 1 and 2 causes of death remain the same, but there have been a number of notable changes. And now there's a new disease to assess on the global landscape: COVID-19.
As parts of the U.S. aim to move out of lockdown, a key tool to contain coronavirus cases will be contact tracing. It's something health workers in low-income countries have lots of experience with.
Tuberculosis is a dangerous infectious disease. The strategies used by wealthy countries to wipe it out within their borders in the 1950s hold lessons for the world.