Awakening to Crises of the TB Endemic

Publication Type:

Journal Articles

Source:

TBInfo, Volume 1 , Issue 1 (2020)

URL:

http://tbinfo.org/sites/default/files/2020-05/Awakening%20to%20Crises%20of%20the%20TB%20Endemic%20by%20Shailesh%20Nayak_2.pdf

Abstract:

Tuberculosis or TB is one of the major causes of death worldwide. India is worst affected, followed by China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and South Africa. About 25 %  of total TB patients are in India and 600 people on an average die from TB every day. At the same time, TB is curable and preventable. The death rate in India is falling due to improved diagnosis and treatment, though slowly. We have a long way to go before we can eliminate TB endemic by 2025, a target set by India.