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结核病为什么无法根除

旧金山——欧洲和北美许多人惊讶地看到结核病仍然是人类历史上最严重的灾难之一。世界每三个人中就有一个人感染了潜伏性或亚临床结核病,而且科学家预测其中10%会随着年龄增长和其他疾病影响免疫系统而表现出结核病的症状。2015年报告了超过1000万例新增结核病,而且近200万人因此而死亡。

有三个原因导致结核病无法根除:政治领袖不懂它背后的社会学、科学家缺乏有效的方式来打击它,而结核病不再对名人和富豪的生命构成威胁。

结核病曾影响到社会的各个阶层,现在却只对最弱势群体构成影响。它因此成为专注社会正义的艺术家和活动人士的理想对象。耐药性结核病的发病率正在上升,因为贫穷国家的医疗卫生系统缺乏筛查结核病的资源和帮助患者接受治疗的方法。

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