Tuberculosis Causes As Many Global Deaths As HIV/AIDS

  • metta

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    Oct 28, 2015 9:34 PM GMT
    Tuberculosis Causes As Many Global Deaths As HIV/AIDS

    But HIV/AIDS receives almost four times as much global funding.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tuberculosis-hiv-aids-who_562fddd7e4b06317990fd9f1
  • JackNNJ

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    Oct 29, 2015 5:08 PM GMT
    Tuberculosis has been pretty much a way of life in Europe for quite some time, despite their much-vaunted public health systems.

    TB can be deadly but in most cases you can walk around with it, get used to it, and that's that.

    Europe sucks that way.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-health-europe-tuberculosis-idUSKBN0MD1J320150317
  • FRE0

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    Oct 29, 2015 7:33 PM GMT
    TB doesn't always kill or even produce symptoms. People with a strong immune system who are infected with TB can often be perfectly healthy and live a normal lifespan without ever knowing that they are infected. However, if something weakens their immune system so that it cannot keep the TB in check, then the TB will become active.
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    Oct 29, 2015 8:00 PM GMT
    This is not nearly the hilarious thread I predicted it would be when I read the title.
  • JackNNJ

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    Oct 29, 2015 10:45 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidThis is not nearly the hilarious thread I predicted it would be when I read the title.


    If it helps, the number one killer of children in Africa is infant diarrhea. Of course, you won't see Hollywood/Activist types sporting little brown ribbons at fabulous charity cocktail/dinner affairs. It just isn't as sexy.
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    Oct 30, 2015 3:07 AM GMT
    There is no cause represented by the brown ribbon. I guess infant diarrhea is as good as any.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awareness_ribbons

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    Oct 30, 2015 2:04 PM GMT
    JackNNJ said
    smartmoney saidThis is not nearly the hilarious thread I predicted it would be when I read the title.


    If it helps, the number one killer of children in Africa is infant diarrhea. Of course, you won't see Hollywood/Activist types sporting little brown ribbons at fabulous charity cocktail/dinner affairs. It just isn't as sexy.

    I guess a good person would start such an awareness campaign, like using the above mentioned brown ribbon, but it's easier just to complain about it rather than actually doing anything about it.