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According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis now kills more people worldwide than HIV/AIDS, and cases of the disease have increased in Texas. In 2015, there were more than 1,300 cases of tuberculosis reported in the state.

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Filmmaker Jezza Neumann and his crew interviewed Tuberculosis patients during 15 minute intervals at Swaziland hospitals, where the disease is common and feared enough to carry a stigma like HIV. Neumann reports back on Think at noon with host Krys Boyd, ahead of TB Silent Killer's airing on KERA TV tomorrow at 9 p.m.

Dallas County Health officials are investigating a suspected case of tuberculosis at Thomas Edison Middle Learning Center.  County Health director Zach Thompson says a hospital notified officials of the suspected case in a student.

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Students in Denton and Ellis counties have recently tested positive for tuberculosis. But TB isn't unusual for North Texas. Dallas County, for instance, had 188 cases of the disease last year. In a KERA Health Checkup, Sam Baker talked with Dr. Garry Woo. He's the Medical Director in charge of Tuberculosis Control for Dallas County Health Services.