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Anti-TB Program Worked Out for Russian Armed Forces


Itar Wire Service (06/04/99)

The Russian military is instituting a comprehensive plan to combat the spread of tuberculosis within the armed forces, according to the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. The initiative was prompted by a doubling of tuberculosis rates in the Russian military. The six-year anti-tuberculosis program aims to reduce incidence of the disease by 10 percent annually.


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