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XDR-TB patient in U.S. highlights global reach of infectious disease

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While health officials seek fellow passengers, researchers seek a vaccine If an argument is needed against prioritizing United States medical research dollars simply on the basis of disease burden in the U.S., global health advocates in Washington, DC didn’t have to look any farther this week than the National Institutes of Health campus in Maryland. […]

TB Scare Hits Obama's Hometown

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 “TB anywhere is TB everywhere.”   It’s a cliché, for sure, but an apt one given the headlines out of Chicago this weekend. “Doctor Possibly Exposed Hundreds to TB,” blares one news story. “Babies, Children May Be Among Those Exposed; No Other Confirmed Cases Yet.”   A first-year pediatric resident with a confirmed case of […]