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[afro-nets] Why Tuberculosis Matters to Women's Health
- From: "Claudio Schuftan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 06:19:50 +0700
Why Tuberculosis Matters to Women's Health
By Masimba Biriwasha
Tuberculosis (TB) has a major impact on women's sexual reproductive health and that of their children.
For pregnant women living in areas with high TB infection rates, there are increased chances of transmission of TB to a child before, during delivery or after birth.
The disease, especially if associated with HIV, also accounts for a high incidence of maternal and infant mortality.
Unfortunately, there is little to no attention about women's vulnerability in the current discussion and media blitz of a resurgent TB internationally, and in particular, sub-Saharan Africa.
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