New Hope for Preventing “World’s Deadliest Curable Disease”

A new study finds that a shorter course of drugs to prevent tuberculosis - one of the world's deadliest diseases - is effective and can safely be given  to people who are also being treated for the HIV virus that causes Aids. The pan-African, South Africa-based Arum Institute presented the findings at  the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections convened  in Seattle in the American state of Washington.

Tuberculosis patients at a hospital. The World Bank will disburse $122 million to four southern African nations to fight tuberculosis.


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