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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:

www.scidev.net/tuberculosis

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
www.scidev.net/tb/intro

* Facts & figures on the prevalence of TB in the developing world www.scidev.net/tb/facts

* Opinions ­ key stakeholder views on collaboration, treatment and diagnostics www.scidev.net/tb/opinion

* A feature examining the threat of bovine TB to human health www.scidev.net/tb/feature

* Articles ­ all SciDev.Net’s latest TB coverage
www.scidev.net/tb/articles

* Policy ­ summaries of relevant policy briefs
www.scidev.net/tb/policy

* Key documents ­ short summaries of significant publications www.scidev.net/tb/key_docs

* Links to key organisations relevant to TB treatment and control
www.scidev.net/tb/links

* Definitions ­ a directory of terms used in TB research, treatment and control www.scidev.net/tb/definitions

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