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1.4 Million With Tuberculosis, Lost Out On Treatment During First Year Of Covid-19

1.4 Million With Tuberculosis, Lost Out On Treatment During First Year Of Covid-19

An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received necessary care for tuberculosis (TB) during 2020 compared with the previous year, because of COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Monday. The latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) from more than 80 countries, showed a reduction in the treatment of 21 per cent in the first year […]

Facts About Tuberculosis And MDR-TB

Facts About Tuberculosis And MDR-TB

Key facts Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2015, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and 1.8 million died from the disease (including 0.4 million among people with HIV). Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Six countries account for 60% of the […]

What You Need To Know About Tuberculosis

What You Need To Know About Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of […]