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CDC's fight against global TB

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    March 21, 2016

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    CDC’s Fight Against Global Tuberculosis • 2 billion people infected with TB (1/3 of world population) Every Year: • 9..6 million sick with active TB • 480,000 new cases of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB) • 1.5 million deaths Preventable, treatable, curable • 43 million lives saved (2000 – 2014) Source: WHO, 2015 CDC’s Impact • CDC is working with partners to identify new approaches to improve TB prevention and care worldwide. • Developing new strategies to find and cure TB. • Strengthening surveillance systems to identify and target hot spots. • Transforming the World’s Approach to diagnosing TB among those with HIV. • Informing 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. dght_tb_infographic_03-09-16_v2.pdf
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