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Pandemic-Induced Medical Shortages Strain Global Fight Against Other Highly Infectious Diseases

Over the past few years, the global fight against HIV, malaria and tuberculosis — which claims an estimated 1.5 million lives a year — has been making grounds. The coronavirus pandemic might be upending those inroads.

With medical workers and resources such as personal protective equipment allocated to combatting and containing COVID-19, these other highly infectious diseases are again on the rise.

Dr. Seema Yasmin, medical doctor and professor of primary care and public health at Stanford University, discusses the implications with host Tonya Mosley.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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