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Summerlin Hospital recently had cases of tuberculosis in the maternity ward and the symptoms were mistaken for a flu-like disease.
That is just a small part of the problem, argues law professor Polly Price. In a recent op-ed article in the New York Times, she argued that we need rethink the way we leave detection and treatment to thousands of small local health authorities across the country. She says this is a problem that cannot be handled by local government authorities when it is brought in by foreign travelers and spread across the country.
Price also notes that the disease is increasingly prevalent in America's prisons, which are also unequal to the task of fighting the disease. In all, we need a new commitment to fighting the disease before it becomes everyone's problems.
Polly Price, Professor of Law, Emory University
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