Highlights From World TB Day 2014

Tuberculosis was once the most feared disease on earth. In the 19th century, effectively every man, woman and child carried TB. One in four died of it. 

Today, TB is curable, but efforts to find, treat and cure everyone are insufficient. Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, 3 million don't get the treatment they need. 

I've been following the #WorldTBDay conversation today and wanted to share highlights from the many dedicated organizations working to end this horrible disease. 

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My Next Book: The Remedy

Just a quick note about my next book, The Remedy, which will be out in early 2014, published by Penguin/Gotham. It's about the invention of modern medicine, the pursuit of scientific glory, and the attempt to cure the world's most deadly disease, tuberculosis (also known, at the time, as consumption).

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