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Kyrgyzstan: TB Behind Bars by William Daniels (21 images)

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Tuberculosis remains a serious threat to public health in Kyrgyzstan, and the country's prisons are a primary breeding ground for the disease. The incidence of TB in Kyrgyz jails is about 25 times higher than in the general population, and the rate of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) is one of the highest in the world.

During Soviet times, TB was relatively well controlled by the authorities. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the consequent social and...
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