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Photo Essay: Tuberculosis a Silent Killer Around the Globe

Wasting away

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Photo: WHO/Jean Chung

India's TB LoadChest X-RayCheck upClose CommutingTB Breeding groundsailing quicklyTaking MedsAfghanistanTB PatientAt home in kabulHealth clinicWaiting for foodBrazilIsolated by diseaseWasting awayDrug resistant TBUnable to work

Wasting away

As tuberculosis progresses, patients suffer drastic weight loss.