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Haiti Hospital’s Fight Against TB Falls to One Man

The article describes many of the initial difficulties in tackling TB after the earthquake, which one nurse, Mr Pierre-Louis Monfort, worked so hard to take on.

For instance, from the article:

A further complication is that definitively diagnosing tuberculosis takes weeks. So doctors are instead left to rely on conspicuous symptoms like night sweats, severe coughing and weight loss. “But look around,” Dr. Coffee said. “Everyone is thin, everyone is coughing from the dust and everyone is sweating from the heat.”