XDR TB: Extreme Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

These powerful photographs from Photojournalist James Nachtwey are truly disturbing. I, for one, thought that this disease was mostly beaten.

I was obviously wrong…..

I thought you should see these photographs. They’re both powerful and moving.  They highlight the awful disease XDR -TB, a new and deadly form of tuberculosis that is threatening to become a global pandemic.

By viewing and passing on this link we can help to spread awareness, which is the first step to halting the disease. XDRTB.ORG (http://www.xdrtb.org/)

(As background, the photographs were taken by leading photojournalist James Nachtwey and were ‘unveiled’ on October 3rd, 2008 in more than 50 cities on seven continents as a deliberate attempt to highlight this new danger faced by the world.)

Thank you for taking the time to think about this.

More info is available at:

http://www.xdrtb.org

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