The tuberculosis epidemic. Scientific challenges and opportunities.

  title={The tuberculosis epidemic. Scientific challenges and opportunities.},
  author={Ann M. Ginsberg},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={113 2},
One in every three people on Earth is believed to be infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, leading to seven to eight million cases of active tuberculosis (TB) per year and approximately three million deaths annually. this epidemic, like those of most infectious diseases, creates scientific challenges and opportunities as it raises the demand for public health solutions. The currently available weapons for fighting TB are inadequate. The ultimate goal of biomedical TB research is to lessen… CONTINUE READING
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