FRONTLINE: TB Silent Killer

FRONTLINE: TB Silent Killer

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:00pm

Child in Swaziland

Credit: Courtesy of FRONTLINE

Hear heart-wrenching stories of the spread of tuberculosis, often drug-resistant, around the world.

Despite efforts to eradicate it, tuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases, a contagious airborne illness infecting more than eight million people a year. But most alarming to global health officials are spreading strains of TB that are highly resistant to drug treatments. In this intimate film, FRONTLINE travels to the epicenter of the TB crisis — the southern African nation of Swaziland — where families are waging an often hopeless fight for survival. FRONTLINE: TB Silent Killer airs Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.