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High Rate Of TB Among Indian Weavers’ Villages

Associated Press: Weavers’ villages in India suffer TB epidemic
“This cluster of poor villages, long known for its colorful silk saris, now is known for something else: tuberculosis. Nearly half of Lohata’s population has it — some 100,000 people — and the community’s weaving tradition is part of the reason it is on the front line of a major Indian health crisis…” (Banerjee, 2/7).

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