The White Death: The Disease Deadlier Than The Plague

Tuberculosis, known as the “white death,” has been a pervasive affliction for mankind throughout history, spanning thousands or possibly millions of years. Over the past two centuries, it has claimed the lives of one billion individuals, surpassing the death toll of all wars and natural calamities combined. Remarkably, even in modern times, tuberculosis remains the deadliest infectious disease. What exactly is this insidious illness?

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