Tuberculosis kills 1.6 million a year — the second deadliest infectious disease after COVID-19. Using immune cells and mRNA technology, scientists in South Africa are working on a new vaccine.
The country has a high rate of tuberculosis. They'd been making progress but then came the pandemic ... and now the war. Doctors worryi about increased spread of this contagious and deadly disease.
After years of progress in reducing the number of annual deaths from tuberculosis, the number of cases of the infectious respiratory disease went up in 2020.