WHO Report: TB Epidemic “Even Bigger Than We Thought”

October 22, 2014 8:19 PM

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WHO Report: TB Epidemic “Even Bigger Than We Thought”

There are 500,000 more cases of tuberculosis worldwide than previously estimated, according to a new report released today by the World Health Organization.

The WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2014 underscored that the highly contagious disease remains the second biggest infectious disease killer, infecting an estimated nine million people last year and killing 1.5 million.

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