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Ukraine, Sudan conflicts fuel alarming surge in tuberculosis

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By EDITH M. LEDERER

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Their is a TB,all you anti maskers,catch TB ,you will not breathe your last breath,you will mostly likely cough it

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In Ukraine, because of the war and the destruction of hospitals by the Russians, Ukrainians are unable to receive healthcare.

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Incredible it is taking so long to have TB taken so seriously. A world agency is lagging behind again.

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TB has been taken seriously since the 1950s.

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When I was a child, 60 years ago, TB was taken seriously. There is the problem of drug-resistant TB which is present in Japan.

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Incredible it is taking so long to have TB taken so seriously. A world agency is lagging behind again.

The problem is not about the disease not being taken seriously, the article clearly explains covid depleted necessary resources and war is making impossible to have proper public health activities. Pretending "a world agency" is supposed to stop wars just to keep the public health work is not a rational argument.

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In the UK it would be more to do with the lack of resources for the NHS and the strikes by nurses and doctors. Nothing to do with wars.

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Following large falls in 2020, the reported number of people newly diagnosed with TB in 2021 recovered to 2019 levels (or beyond) in five high TB burden countries: Bangladesh, the Congo, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.

https://tbfacts.org/tb-statistics/

The epidemic patterns and trends vary widely, with European Union/European Economic Area countries approaching the low incidence level of below 10 per 100 000 population, while the Region has nine of the 30 countries with the highest multidrug-resistant TB burden in the world.

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/tuberculosis-surveillance-and-monitoring-europe-2022-2020-data

Covid played more of a part in TB than wars. Lower detection levels.

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TB is a problem in Japan, especially if you live in the city like Tokyo,their is a vaccine for TB

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"Very often, unfortunately, TB is very forgotten,”

Once again the WHO has taken its eye off the ball to the detriment of poorer nations.

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Once again the WHO has taken its eye off the ball to the detriment of poorer nations.

Pretending "a world agency" is supposed to stop wars just to keep the public health work is not a rational argument.

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"Very often, unfortunately, TB is very forgotten,” she said, because “it affects usually people in the low-income countries with a lot of vulnerabilities.”

The WHO as usual ignores the plights of peoples in less developed nations, as we see across the board on many health issues.

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The WHO as usual ignores the plights of peoples in less developed nations, as we see across the board on many health issues.

That is a completely misrepresentation of the contents of the article, the WHO is not ignoring anyone just because it can't stop wars or make infinite resources appear magically.

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The WHO absolutely ignored this disease, as per the article.

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The WHO absolutely ignored this disease, as per the article.

That is a baseless claim, the article never says the disease have bee ignored by the WHO.

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