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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

Tuberculosis one of top global challenges

Tuberculosis is one of the top causes of death, and a leading cause from a single infectious agent (above HIV and AIDS). Millions of people die to it every year. India shoulders more than 20% of the global TB burden, losing around four lakh lives a year.

ht-school Updated: Oct 18, 2019 16:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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TB patient(AP)
         

 Tuberculosis is one of the top causes of death, and a leading cause from a single infectious agent (above HIV and AIDS). Millions of people die to it every year. India shoulders more than 20% of the global TB burden, losing around four lakh lives a year.