Fewer medications help against tuberculosis. The bacteria are growing increasingly resistant, and that's proving a challenge for doctors and researchers. Many patients can now hardly be treated at all.
Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment.
Ruth Pfau, a German doctor renowned in Pakistan for treating leprosy and tuberculosis patients over half a century has died aged 87. Pfau's Karachi-based center now has 157 outposts across Pakistan.
Dr. Torsten Bauer explains how to recognize tuberculosis and why treatment can take months. Bauer is the head of the Pneumology Department at the Helios Klinikum Emil von Behring in Berlin.
The list highlights the threat of gram-negative bacteria that have built-in abilities to resist treatment and remain resistant to most antibiotics. The WHO doesn't think authorities are paying enough attention to them.
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