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Photo Essay: Tuberculosis a Silent Killer Around the Globe

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Photo: WHO/Jean Chung

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Window Geraldo Cruz de Souza was a drink vendor in Rio de Janeiro when he was diagnosed with TB. He lost weight so quickly he had to stop working and had to live off food donations from neighbors.