• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Many doctors in India miss TB signs: Study

An Indian nursing student holds a placard during an awareness rally on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day in Hyderabad. (NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday (25) involving people hired to act out the symptoms. Tuberculosis or TB, an airborne infection, remains a major public health issue in India, China and Indonesia, among other countries. It killed 1.7 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization, and a global health summit will be held at the United Nations on Wednesday (26) to raise funds to eradicate the disease. But the primary care physicians who see patients when they start coughing are the weak…

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