The World Health Organization is cautioning Asian countries to fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, an infectious disease in which just one untreated infected person can infect 10 to 15 people a year. After HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis is the leading infectious disease killer of adults, despite having a cure. "We are more vulnerable than ever to the MDR-TB threat. Countries must act responsively to safeguard global health," the WHO said.

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