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Tackling TB: a homeless man is offered a cure

Michael in his new apartment
WHO/Riccardo Venturi

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After discharge, hospital workers accompany Berrian to the Riviera Hotel, a local landmark that has been transformed into a shelter for homeless people. The state branch of the American Lung Association will pay for Berrian's studio apartment during the six months he is on TB treatment and recovering. He is then expected to find another place to live and a means to support himself.

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