Infectious Diseases: New War Against TB

Medical science knows how to prevent tuberculosis, and it can cure most cases of the disease. But TB is still far from beaten. Surgeon General Luther L. Terry of the Public Health Service has just announced that in 1962 there was an actual increase, to almost 55,000, in the number of new cases of active TB reported in the U.S. The major problem remains the necessity for early diagnosis of hidden infection; treatment must be started early to keep the disease from becoming disabling, and to keep patients from unknowingly infecting others...

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