Tuberculosis Declines in the US but Remains a Global Health Threat

by Jacqueline Epstein By the beginning of the 19th century, tuberculosis (TB) had killed one in seven people who ever lived.1 The disease is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is spread through the air from one person to another. While not every single person infected by the bacterium contracts the disease, people … Continue reading Tuberculosis Declines in the US but Remains a Global Health Threat

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