July 30, 2013
The Airborne Infection That Beats Antibiotics: North Korea’s Other Crisis

There’s a crisis brewing in North Korea that has nothing to do with nuclear weapons or six-party talks. Tuberculosis has long been recognized as one of the biggest public health problems in North Korea, but there is a disturbing new development: much of the TB in North Korea is resistant to regular antibiotics.
Read more. [Image: Kevin Frayer/AP]

The Airborne Infection That Beats Antibiotics: North Korea’s Other Crisis

There’s a crisis brewing in North Korea that has nothing to do with nuclear weapons or six-party talks. Tuberculosis has long been recognized as one of the biggest public health problems in North Korea, but there is a disturbing new development: much of the TB in North Korea is resistant to regular antibiotics.

Read more. [Image: Kevin Frayer/AP]

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