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New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis aim to save millions of lives

New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis aim to save millions of lives

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The FINANCIAL -- As we mark World TB Day 2020, the disease remains the world’s top infectious killer. In 2018, 10 million people fell ill with TB worldwide and 1.5 million people lost their lives to this disease.A quarter of the world‘s population is estimated to be infected with TB bacteria, according to World Health organization. These people are neither sick nor contagious. However, they are at greater risk of developing TB disease, especially those with weakened immunity. Offering them TB preventive treatment will not only protect them from becoming sick but also cut down on the risk of transmission in…

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New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis aim to save millions of lives

5 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- As we mark World TB Day 2020, the disease remains the world’s top infectious killer. In 2018, 10 million people fell ill with TB worldwide and 1.5 million people lost their lives to this disease.A quarter of the world‘s population is estimated to be infected with TB bacteria, according to World Health organization.…