Confronting the scientific obstacles to global control of tuberculosis.

  title={Confronting the scientific obstacles to global control of tuberculosis.},
  author={Douglas Brownlee Young and Mark D. Perkins and Ken Duncan and Clifton E Barry},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={118 4},
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major threat to global health, recently exacerbated by the emergence of highly drug-resistant forms of the disease-causing pathogen and synergy with HIV/AIDS. In 2006, the Stop TB Partnership published "The global plan to stop TB: 2006--2015," which set out a vision of halving the prevalence of and mortality caused by the disease by 2015, followed by eliminating the disease as a public health problem by 2050. This vision depends on the development of improved diagnostics… CONTINUE READING


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