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As Covid rages, world risks losing TB gains – Yahoo News Australia

In the year since Covid-19 flipped the world on its head, diagnosis and treatment of another serious lung disease — tuberculosis — has plummeted, leaving…

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In the year since Covid-19 flipped the world on its head, diagnosis and treatment of another serious lung disease — tuberculosis — has plummeted, leaving experts fearful that progress in tackling that pandemic will be lost.
Tuberculosis is treatable and easily diagnosed yet until Covid-19 emerged it was the world’s biggest infectious killer, leading to 1.4 million deaths each year and infecting more than 10 million people.
While TB has been with humans for millennia, the progress towards eradicating…

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