130 years ago TB was Australia’s biggest killer – with a greater impact than cancer today.
In Vietnam 290,000 people have active TB and 54,000 people are killed by it every year.
One of our young researchers, Greg Fox is working in Vietnam to understand how TB spreads in communities, and to work out the genetic factors that contribute to survival.
On Wednesday Greg and his work appeared on the Australia Network, which broadcasts across the Asia-Pacific.
In the run-up to World TB Day on Saturday March 24, Greg has also been talking on ABC Radio Australia, which broadcasts to Asia.
Listen to his radio interview here.
Find more about Greg’s latest work here: Vietnam release and background
Or his other Vietnam work here.