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Published: June 13, 2016, 9:46 p.m.·
June 8, 2016 - As the Prime Minister of India speaks to the US Congress this week, a neglected epidemic threatens India's progress. It's not Ebola or Zika - but rather tuberculosis, an ancient disease that silently kills one Indian every 90 seconds. In one year's time, TB will sicken over 2.2 million Indians, and kill 300,000. Between 2006 and 2014, TB cost the Indian economy a staggering $340 billion. Because TB strikes people in the prime of their lives, it's the 3rd leading cause of healthy years of life lost.
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