AMA to Support Increased Resources for TB Control

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The American Medical Association (AMA) today voted to support federal legislation to increase resources for global and domestic tuberculosis (TB) control.

About one-third of the worlds population is infected with tuberculosis, and drug resistant strains of TB are spreading around the world, said J. James Rohack, MD, AMA board member. About 10-14 million Americans are infected with latent TB. With the newest class of anti-TB drugs over 40 years old and the increase in multi-drug resistance, we need new tools to fight this killer disease.

Source: American Medical Association

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