Researchers In San Antonio Offer New Hope To People With Tuberculosis

Though many believe TB is no longer a threat in the United States, researchers say there have been more than 30 outbreaks in the past few years.

By Bonnie Petrie July 9, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

When most Americans think of tuberculosis, they think of it as an old disease that is no longer a threat, but Texas Biomedical Research Institute President and CEO Dr. Larry Schlesinger says TB is still making people ill.

“TB is still a major scourge in society. In fact, there are over thirty outbreaks of tuberculosis in the United States over the last several years. So it’s in our country. It’s not just over there, if you will, and Texas happens to have a high prevalence of tuberculosis.”

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