Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 5th, 2004
It is time to go beyond simply treating people with active disease, which has been the cornerstone of its strategy, they reported in the in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The WHO declared TB a global health emergency in 1993: a third of the world's population was thought to be infected at the time, with 7.5 million new cases and 2.5 million deaths from the disease every year. One in four preventable deaths in adults around the world was attributable to TB.
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