Australia, like other high-income countries with a low TB incidence, faces special challenges in controlling TB
Books with optimistic titles such as Triumph over tuberculosis, The retreat of tuberculosis and The miracle of empty beds were published in the 1970s and 1980s. Readers of the Journal may therefore be surprised to find six articles on tuberculosis (TB) in this one issue in 2008.1-6 Far from having dis-appeared, TB is the dis-ease that still affects the dis-placed, the dis-advantaged, the dis-possessed, the dis-rupted and those with dis-abled immune systems.
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