Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Tuberculosis has infected hundreds of thousands more people than was estimated in 2013

Tuberculosis (TB) is causing more infections and deaths the world over than previous estimates indicated, according to a new survey released by the World Health Organization (WHO) October 22, 2014. The WHO’s “Global Tuberculosis Report 2014” stated that in 2013 there were 9 million new cases of TB reported in the more than 200 countries that account for more than 99 percent of the world’s TB cases.

The number of reported cases this year is 400,000 more than the WHO estimated in last year’s report, but the increased numbers may indicate improvements in diagnosis and data reporting as well as unchecked spread of the disease.

Read more:
WHO: TB’s Toll Worse Than Thought 

Source: TheScientist Magazine

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