The Problem with TB

Re "The Drugs Don't Work" [March 4]: The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis is not due to the failures of medicine alone. It is brought about by the failure of governments to do two things: regulate the misuse of antibiotics in the health sector, especially in the private sector; and provide well-ventilated housing to the poor, if this is supplied at all. No magic medical bullet will save us from TB if we do not address these two points. Without such systemic investments, "consumption" will continue to haunt our grandchildren, as it did our forefathers. Kupela Clarke, LUSAKA,...

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