Science Cafe at the Music Box Educates About the Scourge of TB

WARANGAL / ANDHRA PRADESH / JUNE 2005 At LODI's PLHA clinic. Photo: PRASHANT PANJIAR - LIVEWIRE IMAGES

Mon 6/13 @ 7PM

All most of us in the U.S. know about tuberculosis today is from stories about 19th- century heroines coughing beautifully while dying of “consumption.” And when the opera La Boheme — in which Mimi dies, beautifully, of consumption — became the Broadway hit Rent, her disease became the more contemporary HIV-AIDS.

While tuberculosis, or TB, as it was called, isn’t common in our country anymore, there’s still a lot this age-old disease can teach us, including about AIDS. Join Dr. W. Henry Bloom of Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine for the Science Café at the Music Box Supper Club to hear why many become infected with the agent of the disease but few actually become ill and what that teaches us about how immune systems control infections, how immune failure causes disease and how to make our immune systems more effective in controlling infections.

It’s free. A full menu and bar will be available. Doors open at 5:30; the program starts at 7.

musicboxcle.com/science-cafe-bloom/

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