Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 6th, 1998
The official, named only as Professor Larbaoui by the Algerian news agency APS, said the rise, from the 1996 total of 15,300, was not a cause for alarm but needed "taking in hand."
Algeria suffered chronic shortages of medicines in the early 1990s through mismanagement and shortage of foreign currency caused by heavy foreign debt.
The World Health Organization, in a report marking World Tuberculosis Day, said the disease had risen in Russia and central and eastern Europe by more than...
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