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Jul 22, 2014 — Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.
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Jul 21, 2014 — Over the past few decades, tuberculosis has evolved into dangerous forms that can't be killed by traditional antibiotics. But there's a new weapon in the pipeline to wipe out the deadly infection.
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Apr 8, 2014 — The $31.3 billion given by wealthy nations, aid groups, charities, large foundations and others in 2013 reflects the shifting mix of donors backing international health projects, an analysis suggests.
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Mar 26, 2014 — PBS traveled to the epicenter of a terrifying epidemic. We're chatting with the film's maker to learn how the world can stop drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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Mar 25, 2014 — PBS's Frontline travels to the epicenter of a rising epidemic: drug-resistant tuberculosis that's costly and tough to treat. Join us for a live Twitter chat tonight during the film's premiere.
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Mar 20, 2014 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says millions of dollars have been saved by testing immigrants and refugees for tuberculosis before they enter the U.S.
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Mar 19, 2014 — When doctors ran out of treatment options for her dying husband, Oxana Rucsineanu took matters into her own hands. The costly new drug she got for him has menacing side effects, but it might save him.
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Sep 5, 2013 — Tuberculosis is one of the oldest diseases in human history. Signs of the bacteria have even been seen in Egyptian mummies. Now scientists find evidence that TB is much more ancient than we thought. The bacteria may have started infecting people more than 70,000 years ago, long before farming began.
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Jul 19, 2013 — Tuberculosis was once a top killer in the U.S. The disease was such a threat that overcoming it helped lay the groundwork for modern medicine. Now the bacteria are growing resistant to many antibiotics, and some doctors worry TB could rebound.
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Jul 18, 2013 — A former aid worker turned his photography hobby into a career after taking pictures of patients in the tuberculosis wards at hospitals in the former Soviet Union. His award-winning photos show inequities in treatment and also glimpses of hope.
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