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CDC fights against global TB
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    January 7, 2016
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CDC fights against global TB
  • Description:
    2 billion people infected with TB

    1/3 of the world population

    Each Year:

    • 9.6 Million sick with active TB

    • 480,000 New cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB)

    • 1.5 Million deaths

    Preventable, Treatable, Curable:

    • 37 Million lives saved

    CDC's Impact:

    CDC: Identifying new approaches to improve TB prevention and care worldwide

    • Developing new tools to find and cure TB

    • Strengthening surveillance systems to identify and target TB hot spots

    • Transforming the world's approach to diagnosing TB among those with HIV

    • Informed the global roadmap to find, cure and prevent TB in children

    • Establishing best practices to end TB transmission in health facilities

    • Leading research to improve treatment for drug-resistant TB


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