National Public Radio this afternoon has a nice explanation of antibiotics and why TB is not easy or quickly treated.

All Things Considered, June 2, 2007 · This week’s bizarre news of a transatlantic traveler with tuberculosis raised questions about the microbe that causes the disease. In our regular segment “Science Out of the Box,” Dr. Richard Chaisson of Johns Hopkins University explains that the TB bacterium is very slow to replicate, and this slows diagnosis, treatment and research.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10672124

I thought these were good references to the latest news on TB

“TB odyssey exposes border gaps”
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2003728919_tbborder31.html

“Odd twist in TB alert: Patient is TB researcher’s son-in-law”
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/other/news/may3107tb.html

relevance to pandemic flu
http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2007/05/more_questions_.html

TB was the reason why the Community Health Aide program was initially started in Alaska. Unfortunately, we seem to have overlooked or forgotten what TB means to our region and how to prevent it.
Search Results for ‘TB’ https://ykalaska.wordpress.com/?s=TB or Search Results for ‘tuberculosis’

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