The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States rose last year for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia each had more cases in 2015 than 2014, raising questions– but no definitive answers– about a possible resurgence of one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
While I was happy that World TB Day got a bit of press, the day generally went by with few people noticing. It’s time to change our strategy, as TB advocates.
Unmasking Stigma on World TB Day, with colleagues: Segundo Leon from Socios En Salud and Ruvandhi Nathavitharana from Harvard.