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Tackling TB in the 21st century

SciDev.Net today launches a new online resource about tuberculosis (TB) — who it affects, where it might spread in the future and how it can be treated and controlled:

TB has always taken its toll on poor nations, but the way the epidemic is evolving — the growing link between TB and HIV that threatens to overwhelm sub-Saharan Africa, and the drug-resistant strains that are making treatment harder — means that understanding the changing face of the disease is more important than ever.

The collection includes:

- An introduction to TB and SciDev.Net's online resource:

- Facts & figures on the prevalence of TB in the developing world:

- Opinions – key stakeholder views on collaboration, treatment and diagnostics:

- A feature examining the threat of bovine TB to human health:

- Articles – all SciDev.Net's latest TB coverage:

- Policy – summaries of relevant policy briefs:

- Key documents – short summaries of significant publications:

- Links to key organisations relevant to TB treatment and control:

- Definitions – a directory of terms used in TB research, treatment and control:

All SciDev.Net's material is free to reproduce provided the organisation and author are credited.

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