Some of the latest facts on Tuberculosis (TB):
After HIV, TB is the leading cause of mortality from a single infectious cause.
In 2013, there were 9 million cases and 1.5 million deaths due to TB. 360,000 of those who died from TB were HIV positive. 50% of the TB deaths among HIV positive persons occurred in women.
TB is one of the top killers of women in the reproductive age group.
In 2013, about 3 million people with TB were “missed”, either because they were not diagnosed; or because they were diagnosed but not reported.
Globally, an estimated 480,000 people developed Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2013. Of these, an estimated 210,000 people died from MDR-TB.
Extensively Drug Resistant TB (XDR-TB) has been reported by 100 countries in 2013.
On average, an estimated 9% of those with MDR-TB have XDR-TB.
Link to the WHO factsheet on Tuberculosis is provided below:
Link to an infographic by the WHO on the TB situation:
Link to an infographic by the WHO on the MDR TB challenge: