On This Day, Public Health

On This Day – June 11th

On June 11th, 1998, the genome sequence of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) was completed and published in the scientific journal, Nature. This allowed scientists around the world to understand tuberculosis better and develop effective treatments. This was groundbreaking because TB is multi-drug resistant (meaning that it's resistant to more than one antibiotic). Tuberculosis… Continue reading On This Day – June 11th