TB In Children: An Avoidable Problem

Tuberculosis is one of the most under-reported and under-rated chronic diseases for children across the world. Although childhood TB has been receiving attention from global health experts, it remains a major cause for illness and death although it is preventable, treatable and curable. Children generally contract this disease because they are in proximity to elders who are already affected by the TB bacterium, such as nannies, mothers, care-givers or other infected family members.

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