HEALTH: WHO approves new rapid TB test

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Progrès dans la détection de la tuberculose

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The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed a new rapid test for tuberculosis that could save millions of lives through early diagnosis of the disease. TB killed an estimated 1.7 million people globally in 2009.

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