Saturday, October 04, 2008

XDR Tuberculosis - James Nachtwey

Normal tuberculosis, if treated diligently, is very inexpensive and doesn’t take very long to cure. But if normal TB is not treated, it mutates and becomes 100 times more expensive, requires a two-year cure and a long stay in the hospital, which many of those infected cannot afford.

The thought of XDR getting out of control is truly frightening.

  • Check out one of the many live showings of James Nachtwey’s photos around the world.
  • Go to to view the photos, learn more about XDR-TB, spread the story and take action to stop the disease.
  • Pick up a copy of this week’s TIME magazine to see an eight page spread of the photos

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