Tuberculosis (TB) long has been considered a scourge of people around the world. For many generations it was called “consumption” because individuals would lose weight suddenly and a sickness seemed to consume their entire body. Currently, TB is close to eradication in the U.S., due to advancements in medical research, diligence in administering TB vaccinations and quick treatment of individuals with the disease. But in many other areas of the world, there is a significant increase in drug-resistant TB. View full article »