Tuberculosis could be eradicated in 26 years, public health report says

microscopic view of tuberculosis bacteria

Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis, taken through a scanning electron microscope and digitally colorized. (Photo credit: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via the CDC’s Public Health Image Library)

The entire world could be free of tuberculosis (TB) by 2045, if world leaders decided today to invest a cumulative amount of at least $2 billion in a year in research and development, leading to effective treatment and prevention of the disease.

That is the premise of a report in the Lancet Global Health journal written by leading global TB experts and researchers including Victoria Fan, an assistant professor of public health in the Myron B. Thompson School…

Original published: 2019-03-20 23:30:58 Read the full Hawaii News here


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