Tuberculosis

One in three people worldwide is infected with tuberculosis. Many may never develop symptoms. But more and more, people ARE getting sick. The threat of epidemic looms, boosted by the rise of AIDS and drug resistance and the fall of economies. This week, the World Bank offered India, one of the hardest-hit nations, a $144 (m) million dollar loan to help combat the disease. We'll talk about scientific research into tuberculosis tests, drugs, and vaccines, and talk to peole who have had success working to control the epidemic both here and abroad. Guests: Ann Ginsberg Program Officer for Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland Margaret Hamburg Former Health Commissioner, New York City Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Department of Health and Human Services Washington, D.C. Paul Farmer Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology, Harvard Medical School Associate Physician, Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, Brigham and Women's Hospital Director, Institute for Health and Social Justice at Partners in Health Boston, Massachusetts

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