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ARGENTINA-ELECTION/TB
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October 24, 2019
Brigida Simaniz (not pictured) watches over her son Nicholas, 7, as he is examined by Dr Laura Lagrutta,...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Wider Image: 'White death' in Argentina: The hunger of poverty feeds tuberculosis
Brigida Simaniz (not pictured) watches over her son Nicholas, 7, as he is examined by Dr Laura Lagrutta, a pulmonologist specialising in children with tuberculosis, at Dr. Raul Vaccarezza Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 26, 2019. Brigida Simaniz finished her TB treatment earlier this year in May. She works in a textile workshop on 70 pesos ($1.19) an hour and lives with her two children in the shantytown of Bajo Flores, all three sharing the same bed. Her fear was passing the infection to her kids. "I was scared when they told me the diagnosis because I did not know it existed. I always followed the treatment as the doctors said for fear of infecting my children," said Simaniz. "Even though it was cold at night, I opened the windows of the room to circulate the air." REUTERS/Magali Druscovich SEARCH "ARGENTINA TB" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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