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MDR-TB patients face discrimination, long road to recovery in Peru
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MDR-TB patients face discrimination, long road to recovery in Peru

Patients who develop multi-drug resistant tuberculosis face an arduous course of medical treatment. What's worse, many say, is being ostracized by friends and neighbors who fear the dreaded disease. (Francine Uenuma/The Washington Post)

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