Health | VOL. 16, ISSUE 95, March-April 2016 |

Tuberculosis Cases: WHO Reports a Decline

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem. It causes ill-health among millions of people each year and ranks alongside the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO Global TB Report 2015, there were an estimated 9.6 million new TB cases—5.4 million among men, 3.2 million among women and 1.0 million among children in 2014. There were also 1.5 million TB deaths (1.1 million among HIV-negative people and 0.4 million among HIV-positive...

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