But What About TB?

Health systems are struggling with the tension between  COVID-19’s immediate demands and the long-term struggle against tuberculosis—one of the deadliest infectious diseases.
 

Over 95% of cases are in developing countries, and pandemic-related care disruptions may well interrupt the goal of ending TB by 2030.
 

The fallout could be massive—half of untreated TB cases in HIV-negative people are fatal; for the HIV-positive, untreated TB is essentially a death sentence.
 

That bleak picture is pushing countries like Peru—which has the highest rate of drug-resistant TB in the Americas—to innovate. It’s expanding AI-driven diagnostics through mobile diagnostic units.
 

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