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TB has afflicted which of these literary and artistic figures?

  • Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and Cardinal Richelieu (0% people answered this)
  • John Calvin, Desmond Tutu and Cat Stevens (0% people answered this)
  • Anton Chekhov, Charles Bukowski and Albert Camus (0% people answered this)
  • Two of above clusters (16% people answered this)
  • All of the above (83% people answered this)

6 people answered.


Correct answer is: All of the above

Cardinal Richelieu of France died from tuberculosis in 1642. John Calvin, leader of the Protestant Reformation Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, the Roman Catholic Religious Sister and mystic from Poland, the proponent of devotion to the Divine Mercy, suffered greatly from tuberculosis and succumbed to it on 5 October 1938.[6] Cardinal Richelieu of France died from tuberculosis in 1642. Saint Thérèse de Lisieux (1873–1897), died of tuberculosis. Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), American author and poet, contracted TB in 1988; he recovered, losing 60 lbs. Robert Burns Albert Camus, French writer, playwright, activist, and absurdist philosopher, suffered from TB. He was forced to drop out of school (University of Algiers) due to severe attacks of tuberculosis. However, his death was caused by a car accident. Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician; died from tuberculosis.


<p>"According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, much of the blame [FOR TB POLICY FAILURE] must go to "complacency"-- the absence of TB activism over the past several decades. In his opening presentation, Dr. Fauci contrasted the recent history of HIV and TB research, demonstrating the extent to which TB research has lagged behind that for HIV/AIDS. He credited activism with being the driving force behind HIV/AIDS research, leading &nbsp; more tools to diagnose and treat HIV than are available for the rest of the viral diseases combined. In just a few decades, activism [created and sustained]a human accomplishment unprecedented in the history of medicine."Chris Patalano, blogging at ACTION.ORG (not affiliated).</p><p>Multidrug resistant (MDRTB) and extremely drug resistant tuberculosis (XDRTB) are spreading world wide with alarming outbreaks in China, Russia, India and South Africa. We are faced with the spectre now of strains which may be resistant to all known antibiotics, and recent vaccine trials were not successful. Dr Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization warns of a budget shortfall of over a billion dollars and suggests we invest now or pay a dear price later.</p><p>She is right. There is a stark imperative on moral and practical levels. Please help kickstart this subproject of the Alliance to Teach Everywhere About Community Health with Action Versus Infectious Disease.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></p>

There are high hopes that the experience of Pope Francis struggling with tuberculosis will spur greater awareness of this horrible disease which has plagued mankind from Biblical times. After significant advances in the past century, new forms of multidrug resistant (MDRTB) and extremely drug resistant strains (XDRTB) pose new challenges. Which of the listed figures have struggled with tuberculosis?

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