An unexpected pandemic side effect in Peru: A comeback for TB

COVID-19 has overwhelmed health-care systems and disrupted TB care all over the world. Peru in particular has struggled to secure sufficient personal protective equipment and continue medical services during the pandemic. "Public health systems in most countries have not made adequate adjustments to care for people with TB in the context of COVID... we're going to see the effects of this pandemic for generations." (Carole Mitnick, a professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School)

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Source: NPR

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By Robin Blades

Published: April 28, 2021, 8:45 p.m.

Last updated: May 4, 2021, 7:48 p.m.

Tags: TB programs

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