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MSF teams are facing an unprecedented phenomenon with an outbreak of Ebola now hitting several areas from the southeast of the country to capital city Conakry.

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Two years ago, MSF staff in Carnot, Central African Republic (CAR), were treating patients for diarrhea and respiratory infections, and malaria was killing 35 children every day. Today, the situation is even worse. CAR is now in the midst of a brutal conflict with dire consequences for the population.

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The MSF team was forced to suspend medical activities at the Malakal Teaching Hospital after it was attacked. When the team returned five days later, they found a horrifying scene.

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Muslims from Central African Republic (CAR) pass through Carnot, a town in western CAR, on their way to safety in Cameroon. Many people have been trapped in the town by fighting, atrocities and looting. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in Carnot hospital.

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Fortunately, only a small proportion of them get sick. Let's take a closer look at the bacterium itself.

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Tuberculosis is as old as man himself, yet it continues to be a threat. Two new factors make it all the more urgent to find new ways to fight TB.

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TB is one of the world's biggest killers. See where it has currently has taken root.

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The diagnostic tools are unreliable. The drugs are 50 years old and an effective vaccine is a long way off. There is some good news, though.

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For many years, MSF was hesitant about treating TB. Today, TB treatment is an essential component of the MSF's health care.

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For patients in Armenia who did not respond to the treatment available for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) there were simply no more treatment options before 2013.

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