New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

March 23, 2014 10:38 PM

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New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

Harvard researchers now estimate approximately 1 million a year

Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have estimated that around 1 million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually — twice the number previously thought to have the disease and three times the number of cases diagnosed every year...

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