World TB day: Tuberculosis has killed more people than any other single infectious agent in history

By Tom Wingfield and Jessica Potter,

In recent years, conflicts in Ethiopia, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen have caused huge suffering. They have devastated the health and wellbeing of local populations and led to countless unnecessary deaths. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is showing the world, yet again, the abhorrent consequences of war.

As well as the direct casualties of these conflicts, yet more people will suffer illness and death due to disrupted health systems and lack of access to clean water, food, medicines or simply warmth and shelter. In these desperate conditions, control of infectious...


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World TB day: Tuberculosis has killed more people than any other single infectious agent in history


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