October 4th, 2008
08:30 AM ET

Tuberculosis running rampant in some Peruvian villages

Dr. Sanjay Gupta
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us into a small village near Lima, Peru hospital where tuberculosis is running rampant, in part due to the impoverished living conditions. He looks at the work Partners in Health and the Peruvian government are doing to prevent and contain outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Global 360° • Planet in Peril
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Ilhana, Bosnia

    Since my work in the Red Cross, I've learned the dangers of this disease. Great work, Dr. Gupta!

    October 6, 2008 at 3:22 am |
  2. Sue

    Someone needs to invent an on the spot TB breath tester and along with all the homeland security airport checks before boarding the plane, that could be one too... for all you need is one infected person on a long plane fight and if it is a antibiotic resistant strain, it can harm a lot of people. Why doesn’t some infectous disease guru come up with such a test or is it almost impossible to do???

    October 4, 2008 at 12:43 pm |