A Covid-19 patient is treated at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in February. Experts say the public health systems of many countries have been overwhelmed and they have little capacity to deal with TB. Photo: AFP A Covid-19 patient is treated at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in February. Experts say the public health systems of many countries have been overwhelmed and they have little capacity to deal with TB. Photo: AFP
A Covid-19 patient is treated at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in February. Experts say the public health systems of many countries have been overwhelmed and they have little capacity to deal with TB. Photo: AFP

As world grapples with coronavirus pandemic, tuberculosis is having a resurgence

  • Public health experts warn the deadly infectious disease is silently spreading and claiming more lives
  • Resources have been diverted for Covid-19 and systems are overwhelmed, while lockdowns make it harder to get diagnosed and treated for TB

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Covid-19 patient is treated at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in February. Experts say the public health systems of many countries have been overwhelmed and they have little capacity to deal with TB. Photo: AFP A Covid-19 patient is treated at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in February. Experts say the public health systems of many countries have been overwhelmed and they have little capacity to deal with TB. Photo: AFP
A Covid-19 patient is treated at the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in February. Experts say the public health systems of many countries have been overwhelmed and they have little capacity to deal with TB. Photo: AFP
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