TB Silent Killer

(DVD) 2014, Adult, 90 minutes, WGBH/Frontline. Tuberculosis was once thought to be a disease of the past. With more than 8 million new infections every year, virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, and outbreaks occurring across the world including in Europe and the United States, TB – passed simply by a cough or a sneeze – has become the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease in the world. This FRONTLINE documentary features a visit to Swaziland, a country with the highest incidence of TB, delivering a startling picture of people living at the pandemic’s epicenter. Health care workers and people infected with the disease talk about the challenges of trying to save lives.

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