FRONTLINE

TB Silent Killer

Season 31 Episode 17 | 1h 23m 41s

Tuberculosis was once thought to be a disease of the past. But with virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, TB -- passed simply by a cough or a sneeze -- is the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease on the planet. In TB Silent Killer, FRONTLINE presents an unforgettable portrait of the lives at the pandemic's epicenter.

Aired: 03/24/14

Rating: NR

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