Tuberculosis: History, Trends, Treatment and Research

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Tuberculosis: History, Trends, Treatment and Research
Introduction
The bacterium that causes tuberculosis was discovered by Robert Koch, a German physician, in 1882. A vaccine was created by French scientists 
Bacille
 and 
Calmette
-Guerin in 1921. Even though this highly infectious disease was discovered and preventable almost a century ago, it is still one of the most destructive diseases. In 2007 an estimated 13.7 million people were diagnosed with TB and almost 1.8 million died from TB or TB-related causes World Health Organization, 2009, p.12). 
While much is known about the disease from diagnosis to treatment, there is still a significant amount of work to be done to effectively deliver the vaccine, to limit the spread of the...
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