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October 4, 2000

Further Adventures of the Tubercle Bacillus

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Author Affiliation: Infectious Disease Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

JAMA. 2000;284(13):1701-1702. doi:10.1001/jama.284.13.1701

In the past decade, tuberculosis (TB) has recaptured the interest of the medical community and the public because of its impolite refusal to go away when asked. The numbers are now familiar: 2 billion people worldwide with latent infection, 8 million new cases a year, and up to 2 million annual deaths.1 Equally alarming is the emergence of drug resistance to TB on all continents and the explosive interaction between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the human immunodeficiency virus.

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