World Tuberculosis Day: Remembering an ancient disease as we fight a modern one

As COVID-19 dominates the world’s attention, it bears remembering that another, older editedLarge Edit PNG (78 of 111)respiratory disease that is both preventable and treatable is still killing 1.5 million people every year: TB.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that has persisted since antiquity – it was often referred to as ‘consumption’ – and yet remains one of the top 10 causes of death globally. Approximately 10 million people fall ill with TB each year, including one million children.

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