Tuberculosis – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers and health officials hope to control and eventually eliminate tuberculosis, a contagious and often severe airborne disease caused by a bacterial infection.
Fauci: We have done well in some respects with tuberculosis, but we have a lot of gaps that we need to fill.
Narrator: Dr. Anthony Fauci at NIH says, eliminating TB in our lifetime is possible.
Fauci: It's feasible because we finally have reawakened and rekindled the interest and the resources.
Narrator: At NIH, TB clinical research capacity for adults and children is increasing. 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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