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Successful fight against tuberculosis in south-western Russia

A patient recovers from TB in the Orel district facility
WHO/E. Zolotova

Alexander, a patient at the Orel facility who is close to recovery, underwent TB screening when he applied for a job. He was surprised when people were sympathetic after the diagnosis. "Relatives…friends… no one was hostile to me when they heard I had TB". The Orel district has become a model of Russian TB control success.

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