Armenian Medical Fund, USA. Preventing TB in Armenia and the Middle East.

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about
… consider the deadly, infectious and highly
portable disease sitting in the lungs of a
charming young man here, Garik Hakobyan. In
effect, he’s a time bomb.

Mr. Hakobyan, 34, an artist, carries an
ailment that stars in the nightmares of
public health experts — XDR-TB, the scariest
form of tuberculosis. It doesn’t respond to
conventional treatments and is often
incurable.

XDR-TB could spread to your neighborhood
because it isn’t being aggressively
addressed now, before it rages out of
control. It’s being nurtured by global
complacency.

Read the complete story at

nytimes.com

Read Dr. Herand Markarian, Executive
Director of Armenian Medical Fund,
USA’s Letter to the Armenian Reporter in
response at

reporter.am

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