Healthy Living: Undersea Treats TB

Tuberculosis, or TB, is a serious bacterial infection that attacks the lungs.

It affects one-third of the global population and has been making a comeback here in the United States.

In Healthy Living, see how researchers at two different Florida universities are teaming up to see if a better treatment could be buried deep in the ocean.

Both Rohde and Wright say one of the reasons TB is hard to treat is because the treatment regimen is very long.

Patients will stop taking the antibiotics once they feel better, but they still have the infection.

If they are able to find a more potent antibiotic, then that may lead to a shorter treatment period.

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