ITV News has travelled across the world to report on the growing global threat of the spread of deadly drug-resistant ‘super bugs’.
In the second of our three-part series, we investigate the battle to contain and overcome resistance tuberculosis in South East Asia.
Patients are being treated here for not only TB but resistance TB, their disease having developed to make many strong drugs ineffective.
The disease’s bacterial infection mainly affects the lungs, though it can impact on any part of the body, including the tummy glands, bones and nervous system.
And it’s transmittable, spreading through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person.
Without isolation these parents could easily pass it onto family, friends and then far beyond.
It means the people coming to this tiny TB village colony are a very real threat to the world’s ambition to eradicate TB by 2035.
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