Two silent epidemics, of tuberculosis (TB) and undernutrition, have been working together and devastating India for decades. The approach to tackling TB in India and globally has been primarily clinical. Not surprisingly, health systems, programmes and policy have focused primarily on controlling the TB bacteria. What is overlooked, however, is that the latent TB bacteria themselves remain present in millions, especially in high-burden countries like India. Yet TB doesn’t manifest in all people who carry the bacteria. Why does this happen?(Read More)
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