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A Global Perspective on Tuberculosis

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TB Elimination: Now is the Time!

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases:

  • One third of the world’s population are infected with TB.
     
  • Each year, nearly 9 million people around the world
    become sick with TB.
     
  • Each year, there are almost 2 million TB-related deaths worldwide.
     
  • TB is the leading killer of people who are HIV infected.

 


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb

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