WHO made a big mistake on TB. It must fix it
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The World Health Organization — the world’s most influential health agency — published its first-ever global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It is a catalog of the 12 families of bacteria that the WHO says “pose the greatest threat to human health — and for which new antibiotics are urgently needed.”

More than an academic exercise, the document is an advocacy tool designed specifically to help decision-makers prioritize investments in pharmaceutical research and development. While the list is welcome, it contains an enormous flaw that requires immediate correction. The experts compiling the list failed to include Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), even though TB kills more people than any other infectious disease and has developed such extensive resistance to antibiotics that WHO itself labels it “a crisis.”....

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/13/tuberculosis-who-antibiotic-resistance/
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