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Towards a TB free India: It cannot be a lone battle

Jun 25, 2016 4:01:04 PM - asiantribune.com
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS

seconds. There are 2.2 million new cases of TB in the country every year, out of which an estimated 71,000 cases are of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). This curable disease kills 110,000 HIV-associated TB cases also emerging annually in India, second only to South Africa, and the country accounts for 10% of the global TB/HIV burden. Between 2006 and 2014, TB cost the Indian economy a staggering $340 billion.

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