Famous people who had tuberculosis
Many celebrities have been affected by the once-deadly disease
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that affects mostly the lungs. TB remains a deadly condition, especially in some parts of the world. The creation of the BCG vaccine in 1921 was a game changer, but it didn't eradicate the disease completely. While treatment today is a lot more advanced, this was not always the case throughout history, and, as a result, millions have died.
In this gallery, we remember the famous faces who survived their fight with tuberculosis, as well as those who weren't so lucky. Click on to discover them all.
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