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Visit SciDev.Net’s new online resource for a snapshot of tuberculosis (TB) today — who it affects, where it might spread in the future and how it can be treated and controlled:
TB has always taken its toll on poor nations, but the way the epidemic is evolving — the growing link between TB and HIV that threatens to overwhelm sub-Saharan Africa, and the drug-resistant strains that are making treatment harder — means that understanding the changing face of the disease is more important than ever.
The collection includes:
* An introduction to TB and our online resource
* Policy summaries of relevant policy briefs
* Definitions a directory of terms used in TB research, treatment and control www.scidev.net/tb/definitions