With focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has taken its eye off TB
May 25, 2021
Tuberculosis is highly infectious and a global problem that COVID-19 has only made worse. Two legacies of the response to COVID-19 give rise to hope. Thierry Bernard, CEO of QIAGEN, says many health systems now have unprecedented testing and tracing capacity that can be used to test for TB.
We have to contend with this enlarged reservoir of latent TB just as the world limbers up again after various waves of COVID-19-induced lockdown. People all over the world will travel again and they will congregate to study, do business or enjoy just being together again.
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