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Who Is Affected by Tuberculosis (TB)


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Who Is Affected by Tuberculosis (TB)

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one-third of the world's population is infected with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. About 2 million people die from TB each year.1


References

Citations

  1. Nachega JB, Chaisson RE (2003). Tuberculosis drug resistance: A global threat. Clinical Infectious Disease, 36(Suppl 1): S24–S30.

  2. World Health Organization (2012). Global Tuberculosis Report 2012. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Press. Available online: http://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/en.

  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012). Trends in tuberculosis—United States, 2011. MMWR, 61(11): 181–185. Also available online. [Erratum]


Credits for Who Is Affected by Tuberculosis (TB)

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Last Revised April 4, 2013

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