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Treatment Sees Progress, Setbacks

There's good news and bad news to report for World TB Day, March 24. The good news: there are new drugs, new tests and a promising vaccine being developed. The sobering news: drug resistance is common and health officials are calling a multi-drug resistant variety of TB "a global threat." The World Health Organization says 8.6 million people became ill with tuberculosis in 2012, the most recent year with available statistics. Most of those infected with TB live in...

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