Unlike viral diseases, tuberculosis is caused by a bacterial pathogen. TB is considered to be the deadliest infectious disease worldwide, but in most cases it can be treated successfully with antibiotics - as long as it's diagnosed early enough.
Nations around the world have said they're ready to commit billions to eradicate tuberculosis. But the deal only came about after countries denied US-proposed changes to protect pharmaceutical companies.
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.
Superbugs resistant to antibiotics cause more than 33,000 deaths in the EU each year, according to a new study. Scientists say the picture has become worse since 2007, with Italy and Greece by far the hardest hit.
The 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine recognized James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discoveries in immune regulation and cancer therapy. So what good is that?
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