Tuberculosis remains the top infectious disease killer in the world, killing more than 4,000 people daily. According to a new WHO report, the global TB burden is shrinking but not fast enough to reach milestones set by the End TB Strategy.
“TB is an old disease that was once a death sentence,” wrote the authors of WHO’s 2018 Global Tuberculosis Report, released today. “Effective drug treatments first became available in the 1940s, and in combination with social and economic development they allowed countries in western Europe, North America and some other parts of the world to reduce their burdens of TB disease to very low levels.
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