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March 20, 2014

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

March 20, 2014

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.

March 20, 2014

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

March 20, 2014

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.

March 20, 2014

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

March 17, 2014

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.

March 17, 2014

Marta is receiving bedaquilin and impenem for her extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in Yerevan, Armenia. These are not new drugs but they are newly available in Armenia and can make treatment more effective. But, says TB doctor Hakob Atsheyan, "you can say this is a last chance."

March 17, 2014

 
Broyan, an inmate at Yerevan prison in Armenia, takes 13 pills and gets two injections every day for his extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). "I am optimistic because I can feel the difference," he says. "I think I will be cured." 
 
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated nearly 30,000 TB patients in 2013 in 90 projects around the world.

March 17, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Tatev has multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and takes 14 pills every day. The arduous treatment for MDR-TB is psychologically difficult for everyone, but it can be especially hard for someone Tatev's age. In addition to medical treatment, MSF provides her with emotional counseling. "I've forced myself to believe the treatment will work, and that I'll get rid of TB," she says. "That's my dream."
 

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