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India wants to end TB by 2025. It can't.

Unless it dramatically improves the resources for the fight and lets go of the polio model.
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A patient of tuberculosis at Kashmir's lone chest-diseases hospital; NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Getty Images
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The killer Mycobacterium tuberculosis Description: 2-4 microns, one-fifth of the diameter of a human hair Complexion: Pasty Hobby: Fond of air travel; likes entering human lungs before making way to other organs Note of caution: It’s slow but methodical; takes about a week to a few years to kill its victims The victim India
Given the litany of challenges, the country may have embarked on a long journey to uproot a disease that has haunted humankind for centuries. To begin with, there is a need to reassess the approach and pace of the campaign. This isn’t a war that can be won with good intentions alone. ( Graphic by Ankita Mehrotra)
The killer Mycobacterium tuberculosis Description: 2-4 microns, one-fifth of the diameter of a human hair Complexion: Pasty Hobby: Fond of air travel; likes entering human lungs before making way to other organs Note of caution: It’s slow but methodical; takes about a week to a few years to kill its victims The victim India Given the litany of challenges, the country may have embarked on a long journey to uproot a disease that has haunted humankind for centuries. To begin with, there is a need to reassess the approach and pace of the campaign. This isn’t a war that can be won with good intentions alone. ( Graphic by Ankita Mehrotra)

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