Medicine: TB's New Brother

When 2,500 of the nation's TB fighters gathered in Manhattan last week for the National Tuberculosis Association's annual convention, it turned out that one of their newest worries is a disease that looks and acts like tuberculosis, but is something else. More disturbing still is the fact that the germ responsible for at least one type of the illness, formerly believed harmless, is now shown to be immune to at least two of the drugs most widely used to combat TB.

The still unnamed disease causes symptoms virtually indistinguishable from tuberculosis. However, the germs...

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