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.
Researchers in Germany have raised the alarm after discovering bacteria immune to antibiotics in several streams, rivers and lakes. Thousands of people in Germany die each year from diseases caused by these pathogens.
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.
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.
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