Tuberculosis is a very dangerous disease that affects the lungs of humans. It is mainly caused due to the presence of certain types of bacteria in the lungs which will lead to the disease. The complications of the disease can lead to harmful symptoms to the lungs which can be destructive. This is why it is always important to find better approaches and treatments for the disease to help prevent it or treat it.
A new study conducted by three individuals who are part of the journal, PLOS Medicine were able to provide positive insights into the tuberculosis field. Richard Chaisson of Johns Hopkins University, Claudia Denkinger of the University of Heidelberg, and Mark Hatherill of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Institute showed that there are new tools and strategies introduced for tuberculosis that makes the diagnosis of the diseases much more straight forward and easier.
They also provide details on how the care and elimination of tuberculosis is now easily accessible through the new strategies introduced in the market. This is important due to the fact that almost 10 million people annually are affected by tuberculosis where 1.6 million of these people have died by 2017 only. The steps taken in the field predict to eliminate the disease from existence by 2030.
This is an important breakthrough for the medical field as this disease is dangerous with many complications that should be handled carefully.