War In Ukraine Sets Back Tuberculosis Treatment : Short Wave According to the World Health Organization, Ukraine has the fourth highest incidence of tuberculosis in Europe — and one of the highest rates of multidrug resistant TB anywhere in the world. The country had been making progress but then came the pandemic, and now the war. Reporter Ari Daniel says doctors worry about increased spread of this contagious and deadly disease.

War In Ukraine Sets Back Tuberculosis Treatment

War In Ukraine Sets Back Tuberculosis Treatment

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Dr. Vasyl Petrenko, head of the physiatry and pulmonology department at Bogomolets National Medical University, visits a tuberculosis clinic in Kyiv before the war. Tatiana Butkivska hide caption

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Tatiana Butkivska

Dr. Vasyl Petrenko, head of the physiatry and pulmonology department at Bogomolets National Medical University, visits a tuberculosis clinic in Kyiv before the war.

Tatiana Butkivska

According to the World Health Organization, Ukraine has the fourth highest incidence of tuberculosis in Europe — and one of the highest rates of multidrug resistant TB anywhere in the world. The country had been making progress but then came the pandemic, and now the war. Reporter Ari Daniel says doctors worry about increased spread of this contagious and deadly disease.

This story was edited for radio by Rebecca Davis and for Short Wave by Gisele Grayson. The original broadcast was produced by Claudette Lindsay-Haberman and Jonaki Mehta. It was produced for Short Wave by Rebecca Ramirez.