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The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks tuberculosis (TB) as the second leading cause of death worldwide from an infectious disease. There were 8.6 million new TB cases in 2012 and 1.3 million TB deaths. Also, in 2012, the WHO estimated that 450 000 people (globally) developed MDR-TB (multidrug-resistant tuberculosis). About 9.6% of these cases were XDR-TB (Extensively drug-resistant TB).
It’s important to note that TB has always been prevalent in populations who are chronically stressed and malnourished in some way. Currently, those populations that are stressed and undernourished with severely weakened immune systems, as in AIDS, breed the most TB cases as opportunistic, secondary complications.
But as you’ll see below, while this infectious disease often shields itself against conventional treatments, there is another way to potentially get rid of this ailment – hemp.