8 Countries Account For 66% Of World’s TB Cases, WHO Report Shows

Washington Post: Tuberculosis is a major worldwide threat and the pandemic could make it worse, WHO says
“…In a new report, WHO provides a global update on the state of TB and the fight against the disease, which is both preventable and curable. The report paints a dire picture of a disease that remains a public health crisis. Just eight countries — India, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and South Africa — account for two-thirds of the world’s TB cases. And because many carriers of the disease are not yet ill, it can go untreated until it’s too late…” (Blakemore, 10/24).

Thomson Reuters Foundation examines the threat of TB among African miners, as COVID-19 pandemic interrupts treatment access.

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