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Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report: released by WHO

Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report: released by WHO
•The report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in the response at global, regional and country levels for India
•Tuberculosis incidence rate in India has decreased by almost 50,000 patients over the past one year (26.9 lakh TB patients in India in 2018).
•Incidence per 1,00,000 population has decreased from 204 in 2017 to 199 in 2018.
•TB remains the top infectious killer in the world claiming over 4,000 lives a day
•The world must accelerate progress if it is to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of ending TB by 2030
•Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.
•The highest burden of TB in 2018 is in 8 countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and South Africa.

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