Saturday, October 04, 2008

Extremely Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

There's a new bug going around that is killing 85% of the people who contract it. Most of us think that TB is under control, but about 1/3 of the planet has the bacterium. Most forms of TB are treatable when good medical care is available and if the patient is treated early. But TB isn't being controlled around the world and it will show up in your home town if we don't help out in the parts of the world where TB is a problem.

A website has been set up to increase awareness of the disease. Here's a video about drug-resistant TB.

Pass the word to your friends and your government.

Take a deep breath,

Dr. Ron