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A Disease Far More Dangerous than Ebola

According to CNN Health, a curable infectious disease has done far more damage than the much-feared Ebola virus. In fact in 2013, over 300 times as many deaths were reported as a result of Tuberculosis (TB) with 1.5 million killed despite the availability of four approved drug regimens for treatment. According to the WHO, 95 percent of TB cases are in developing countries where pharmaceutical companies generally overlook due to the limited profits available. Additionally, funding needed to treat the disease falls about 25 percent shy each year, resulting in a weakened response. 15 vaccines for the disease are currently being developed worldwide, one of which the WHO hopes will mark the demise of the fatal disease.

Read the article published by CNN Health.