WHO Says Global TB Cases At Record High
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
On 2008 World TB Day, a United Nations agency reports the rates of tuberculosis are growing while funding to support treatment is declining. The World Health Organization estimates a 3 percent global increase in new TB cases in 2006, the latest year for which data are available. WHO said the new rate amounts to 9.2 million new cases during a year in which 1.5 million TB deaths occurred. Cases of the untreatable drug-resistant TB variety already had been calculated at record levels. (Click here for more
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