Tuberculosis rates skyrocketing in India

Bagchi, Sanjit
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/19/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 13, p1814
Academic Journal
The article reports on the increased rate of deaths caused by tuberculosis in India. Nearly two people are killed every three minutes daily due to the disease. Based on the 2006 tuberculosis report card of the World Health Organization, India has more new cases of the disease annually compared to other countries. In addition, the country has a substantial risk for developing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis on a large scale.


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