Global & Disaster Medicine

TB, a disease that until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback, overwhelming a broken health care system ill equipped for its return

NY Times

“…..From 2013-2015, about 5 percent of adult patients evaluated each year in the outpatient center and the tuberculosis clinic at Dr. José Ignacio Baldó Hospital in Caracas were found to have the disease, according to Dr. Zhenia M. Fuentes, the coordinator of the clinic. But by the last trimester of 2017, that rate had risen to about 9 percent, and then climbed even further in January, to about 14 percent…….”

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