Tuberculosis: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Chris Lowbridge, Anna P. Ralph

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Tuberculosis (TB) remains an important public health challenge globally and in Australia. For the more than 10 million people who become sick with TB each year, the disease can cause immense personal and economic hardship, including loss of income and education through ill health, prolonged and arduous treatment, and stigmatisation - perpetuating a cycle of disadvantage. Past efforts to control TB have taught us much about modern disease control and public health. As the world grapples with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the response to TB provides valuable lessons which can inform our response to COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalMicrobiology Australia
Issue number4
Early online date20 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


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