Public Health

TB and the child

Print edition : December 27, 2013

A child, among others, waiting to be examined at the Chest Disease Hospital in Srinagar on March 24, World Tuberculosis Day. Photo: Dar Yasin/AP

A rally organised by medical and nursing students in Hyderabad to raise public awareness about TB, on World Tuberculosis Day in 2012. The theme last year was “Stopping TB in my lifetime". Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

The GeneXpert instrument at the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis in Chennai. The Xpert diagnostic technology was approved by the WHO in 2012. Photo: K. Pichumani

Childhood TB has been neglected for decades, but in the past few years the WHO has begun to realise its real impact in terms of incidence, prevalence and mortality.
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