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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Tuberculosis World Wide

Tuberculosis kills more than 1.7 million people around the world each year, and this figure is growing as over-crowded conditions in poverty stricken areas can elevate transmission rates. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recently published report, entitled “Multidrug and extensively drug-resistant TB (M/XDR-TB): 2010 Global Report on Surveillance and Response” outlines the prevalence of the disease and its potential global impact. In it, data from 114 countries around the world are examined to determine the extent of this “serious threat to global health.”

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