In the past years, some forms of tuberculosis have been able to develop a drug resistance, and its levels of spread have been consistently rising on a global scale. The disease has been able to mutate and become resistant to partial treatments. Not having the full treatment due to poor health systems, poverty or personal preferences could turn the spread of the new TB strand into a public health emergency.
Already, heavily populated countries such as China and India have begun to experience death counts due to TB in the thousands. The 67th World Health Assembly met in mid-May and approved a long-term global TB strategy; the idea being to reduce TB deaths by 96% in the next twenty years while addressing the global concern of many other diseases’ rising ability build resistance to antibiotics and become untreatable.
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