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Tuberculosis

This PrimeView is an illustrated summary of the Primer for tuberculosis. Download the PDF for an accessible version

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This PrimeView highlights the complex nature of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection; it can remain latent and asymptomatic in the lungs or progress to active tuberculosis disease, which requires prolonged treatment with multiple antibiotics and has high morbidity and mortality in high-burden, resource-poor settings.