Social scientists and the new tuberculosis.

  title={Social scientists and the new tuberculosis.},
  author={Paul Farmer},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={44 3},
In much of the world, tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading killer of young adults, in spite of the fact that effective chemotherapy has existed for 50 years. The epidemiology of TB, with its persistence in poor countries and resurgence among the poor of many industrialized nations, causes consternation among those charged with protecting the public's health. Two factors, ostensibly biological in nature, are commonly cited to explain this setback: the advent of HIV and the emergence of TB… CONTINUE READING
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