TB Control in Bangladesh: More Challenges Ahead

Many important steps mark to the history of tuberculosis (TB)’ since the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis on March 24, 1882 by Robert Koch. Recent events are the declaration ofTB as global emergency by the
World Health Organization (WHO) in April 993 and the promotion of the Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS)l as strategy for controlling mortality, morbidity and transmission ofTB. Two other dates of importance in Bangladesh are July 1991 and June 1993…


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