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An additional 7,000 people died of tuberculosis in Europe because of the disruption to health services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

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A worrying consequence of the mainstream media’s obsessive coverage of COVID-19 over the past 4 years is that deaths from other major infectious diseases have essentially been ignored. A notable example is that of tuberculosis (TB), a disease that 10 million people globally now fall ill with each year and 1.5 million die from.

Significantly, therefore, reminding us that TB remains one of the world’s top infectious killers, a 2021 scientific review examines the potential role of vitamins in its prevention and treatment. Promisingly, not only do the authors suggest and encourage the use of vitamins against TB, they conclude that taking them may significantly improve outcomes.

Published in the journal Antibiotics by researchers from Italy, the review examines the impact of vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E on TB infection. Noting that low levels of micronutrients are commonly observed among TB patients, the researchers suggest that supplementing with them may be beneficial against the disease.

To read how vitamins can help end the TB pandemic, see this article on our website.