Tuberculosis – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Tuberculosis or TB remains one of the major causes of disability and death worldwide.
Fauci: TB is a challenge because it is one of the most pervasive diseases, certainly infectious diseases in the world.
Narrator: Dr. Anthony Fauci at the NIH says, TB is a contagious and an often severe airborne disease caused by a bacterial infection, typically in the lungs.
Fauci: If we look at the big killers, HIV, AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, tuberculosis, there are about 8 million plus new active cases per year; there are about 1.45 million deaths per year.
Narrator: For more information on TB and TB research efforts, visit www.niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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