Did you know?
- TB is also known as consumption or the white plague.
- There is a dramatic resurgence of tuberculosis due to HIV, with more than 8 million new cases each year worldwide and more than 2 million persons dying from it. (http://www.news-medical.net/health/History-of-Tuberculosis.aspx)
- In the 1800s, tuberculosis was known as “the captain of all men of death.” Does that even make sense?
- Tuberculosis was keen on afflicting authors, including: John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Bronte, and Edgar Allen Poe.