Huseng wrote:I was in a hospital in India a few weeks ago where TB patients are also kept.
The quality of healthcare in India, especially public hospitals, leads to these problems no doubt.
TB is not easy to get. You have to be malnourished, live in damp, cold conditions, and be continually exposed to it for a very long period of time. It is one of the hardest bacteria to culture.
TB is mostly a public health issue i.e. if people's living conditions are improved, their risk of contracting the disease lessens considerably. This is that reason that in the US most cases of TB are in the homeless population.