Most of us are familiar with the dangers of highly contagious communicable diseases such as Ebola, H1N1 and bird flu, but recently we’ve heard stories about a woman, traveling to the United States from India, with ‘Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis,’ also referred to as ‘XDR TD.’ The danger of this particular strain is not that it’s more contagious, but more deadly: According to doctors, 70 percent of people infected will die. Like regular tuberculosis, it can be spread through coughing and sneezing. Do you think we need tighter travel regulations to control the spread of deadly disease, or do we tend to put too much blame on victims and not enough emphasis on awareness and education? Share your thoughts in the comments.
What You Need to Know About Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
January 27, 2017