TB infects about one-third of all humans worldwide. In 2008 alone, 9,000,000 people were diagnosed with the infection and over 2,000,000 died. About 40,000,000 people were latently infected with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis during 2008. The purpose of this book is to increase understanding of TB and MDR-TB (Multidrug-Resistant TB), highlight the importance of adherence to treatment and to raise awareness of this growing world-wide epidemic.
The lack of information available on TB for sufferers and the recognition of the importance of having information became the author’s motivation for writing this book. The information in this new edition is written in simple terms, which makes it easy-to-read and understand. The text is very comprehensive. If you have tuberculosis or want a good understanding of TB and those living with it, all the information is available in this publication.