Introducing the ethical debate surrounding the treatment of tuberculosis patients in the US. Would you enter quarantine voluntarily to prevent widespread infection?
- Every day 4800 people die from tuberculosis.
- The majority of TB fatalities occur in the developing world.
- In the US, tuberculosis-infected migrants are isolated, and those who refuse treatment are forcibly quarantined.
- This is an ethical dilemma for many people.
In the developing world, people's immune systems are weakened by illness and malnutrition.
4800 deaths every day
Of the 4800 people who die of tuberculosis every day, the vast majority are in the developing world.
In the USA, tuberculosis infected migrants are put in isolation.
They are kept alone in a room where even …
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