lynsey addario, photographer
India: Tuburculosis in India
Neha Kumari, 14, far left, who is infected with TB and undergoing DOTS treatment, sits in the room she shares with her father, Sunila, center, and her four siblings and mother in Patna, Bihar, India, August 10, 2010. Tuburculosis kills about 6,000 people each day, a number that is higher than AIDS or Malaria, the other two deadliest infectious diseases, and is often spread in cramped living conditions like these. TB is an airborne disease, and many poor Indian families share small quarters, where the disease is spread among family members. In 2010, the World Health Organization estimates there will be ten million new TB cases, with at least a quarter of those in India.
. Portfolio design by Neon Sky.