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Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

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Despite post-summit detente, ongoing sanctions are keeping lifesaving medicines from North Korean tuberculosis patients and could fan a regional epidemic
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Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

8 days ago   |   By

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of - Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life's work. It's called the GeneXpert and it's about the size of a household microwave oven. As chief of North Korea's National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Dr. O saw it as a godsend.
Tuberculosis is North Korea's biggest public health problem. With this American-made machine, his lab would be able to complete a TB test in just two hours, instead of two months.
It took years, but Dr. O got the...
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