In Rural Alabama, a Longtime Mistrust of Medicine Fuels a Tuberculosis Outbreak

17 Jan, 16. Alabama.

When Patricia Church, a 41 year-old warehouse worker, felt sick recently, she suspected that she had a cold. But she also feared something more deadly that has been going around this small, impoverished city: tuberculosis.

Marion, Alabama is in the throes of a tuberculosis outbreak so severe that it has posted an incidence rate about 100 times greater than the state’s and worse than in many developing countries.Read More

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