Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 23rd, 2002
Experts attending the June 2002 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis said that latent TB is a difficult disease to diagnose. In poor countries, women with the disease often aren't diagnosed until severe symptoms appear, they said.
"Many women are diagnosed only after they have become too ill" to care for their families, said Carol Nacy, head of the Sequella Foundation, a private group that is organizing tests for new TB drugs and vaccines.
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