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Global Health
November 20, 2018

Guidelines for Ending Childhood and Adolescent Tuberculosis

JAMA. 2018;320(19):1969. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17910

Despite progress over the last 5 years in understanding the toll tuberculosis (TB) takes on young people, an important group has been largely overlooked: adolescents. In its newly revised Roadmap toward ending tuberculosis in children and adolescents, the World Health Organization (WHO) has incorporated youths aged 10 to 19 years as a group to target for disease prevention and treatment. The WHO issued the new report in September on the eve of the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in New York City.