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DATELINE: World Congress on Tuberculosis
New strains of tuberculosis attacking AIDS patients can kill in a matter of weeks, and one expert in the field suggests that people refusing tuberculosis (TB) treatment should be quarantined.
TB is spread in close quarters when a diseased person coughs or sneezes. Until recently, it was easily treated with antibiotics. Scientists attending the opening of the World Congress on Tuberculosis, held November 16-19, 1992, in Bethesda, Maryland, report on new strains that resist traditional drug therapy and the swiftness with which the disease can kill people with AIDS.
"There is no question that we have a large …