‘When I was just 3 years old, I asked my mother why she didn’t love me’

A touching and compelling story about tuberculosis in the United States can be found in last Sunday’s Washington Post (“Quarantined“).  The mother of the author spent 114 days in the Glenn Dale Hospital, which during the 1950s functioned as a sanatorium for people with TB.

The article states that 2 million people die from tuberculosis each year—mostly in developing countries—and about one third of the world’s population is infected with the disease.