The epidemiology of tuberculosis in Europe

Walls, Tony; Shingadia, Delane
August 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Aug2007, Vol. 92 Issue 8, p726
Academic Journal
This article investigates the epidemiology of tuberculosis in Europe. Tuberculosis remains to be one of the most devastating and widespread infections in the world with an estimated 8.9 million new cases in 2004 globally. Generally, children comprises only a small proportion of cases, but in some high-incidence countries up to 15 percent of all tuberculosis cases occur in children. The World Health Organization approved a new "Stop TB Strategy" in 2005, which aims to reduce dramatically the global burden of tuberculosis by 2015.


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