Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 29th, 1996
"This is the illness of poverty. In general it is an indicator how things are going in the country," said Viktor Petrenko, deputy director of a Kiev research institute dealing with TB.
Russia's State Sanitary Committee said adult rates of TB had risen 42 percent between 1991 and 1994, and 48 Russians in every 100,000 were now affected by the disease. Death rates had risen 87 percent in the period and now averaged 14 per 100,000 people.
This article was prepared by TB Weekly...
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