Dr. Jacobus de Waard, the director of the tuberculosis laboratory at the Institute of Biomedicine, examines the lung x-ray of a tuberculosis patient, in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 15, 2018. Tuberculosis, which until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback in the nation, overwhelming its broken health care system.
Dr. Jacobus de Waard, the director of the tuberculosis laboratory at the Institute of Biomedicine, examines the lung x-ray of a tuberculosis patient, in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 15, 2018. Tuberculosis, which until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback in the nation, overwhelming its broken health care system. MERIDITH KOHUT NYT
Dr. Jacobus de Waard, the director of the tuberculosis laboratory at the Institute of Biomedicine, examines the lung x-ray of a tuberculosis patient, in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 15, 2018. Tuberculosis, which until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback in the nation, overwhelming its broken health care system. MERIDITH KOHUT NYT

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