Tuberculosis has returned with a vengeance. Scientists thought the deadly virus had been defeated in this country decades ago. But now tuberculosis is appearing in alarming numbers in cities across the country. Originally fueled by poverty, homelessness and AIDS, the airborne disease has now spread beyond the ill and impoverished to healthcare workers and prison guards, and soon may reach the general population. With the numbers of fatal drug resistant cases on the rise, cities are scrambling to enact intervention programs to contend with the problem. Producer David Isay and reporter Laurie Garrett look at the past, present and future of tuberculosis in this country from the TB clinics of New York to cutting-edge research facilities.
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