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Study: Childhood TB Rates Much Higher than Estimated

Children are getting sick with tuberculosis at a much higher rate than previously estimated, according to a new study. The research also presents the first-ever estimate of new TB infections among children: nearly eight million in 2010. It’s a huge burden but an enormous opportunity to prevent future illnesses, the authors say, because low-cost treatment can stop infection from becoming disease. Best guess Hard data are hard to come by, but the World Health Organization’s best...

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