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Tackling TB in the 21st century

05.07.2007
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: www.scidev.net/tuberculosis

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: www.scidev.net/tb/intro

- Facts & figures on the prevalence of TB in the developing world: www.scidev.net/tb/facts

- Opinions – key stakeholder views on collaboration, treatment and diagnostics: www.scidev.net/tb/opinion

- A feature examining the threat of bovine TB to human health: www.scidev.net/tb/feature

- Articles – all SciDev.Net's latest TB coverage: www.scidev.net/tb/articles

- Policy – summaries of relevant policy briefs: www.scidev.net/tb/policy

- Key documents – short summaries of significant publications: www.scidev.net/tb/key_docs

- Links to key organisations relevant to TB treatment and control: www.scidev.net/tb/links

- Definitions – a directory of terms used in TB research, treatment and control: www.scidev.net/tb/definitions

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

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