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What We Don’t Know About TB (and a Few Things We Do)
September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series
Eric Rubin, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, The New England Journal of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Abstract: Tuberculosis is an ancient but apparently unshakeable disease. Until the Covid-19 epidemic, TB was the leading infectious cause of death among adults and rates are likely to rise as Covid-19 recedes. Why does TB continue to be such a devastating illness and what are the prospects for better disease control?