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TB treatments are notoriously hard to stick to: shorter regimens offer a breakthrough

TB treatments are notoriously hard to stick to: shorter regimens offer a breakthrough

TUBERCULOSIS (TB) is a major cause of illness and death around the world. In 2019, 10 million people fell ill with TB and close to 1.4 million people died. Most (95%) of the cases are in low- and middle-income countries. VIOLET CHIHOTA, Lead Senior Scientist, Aurum Institute It’s estimated that a quarter of the global population is infected with TB – that’s around 1.8 billion people. Most infected people have no symptoms and are not contagious. Most of them don’t even know they’re infected – their TB is latent. If left untreated, latent TB infection can progress to TB disease,…
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