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WHO Global TB Report 2013: Slow decline in Disease Burden, New Tools Needed to Reach Goals

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This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases…continue reading at http://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/en/.

Additional Coverage:

TB challenge over ‘missing’ millions (BBC)

Drug-Resistant TB Officially a ‘Crisis’ – Now What? (Huffington Post)

As WHO TB report shows 3 million undiagnosed and cites drug-resistance “public health crisis,” physicians urge Obama to increase funding (ScienceSpeaks)

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