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10 facts about tuberculosis

WHO/J. Mollison

About 80% of reported TB cases occurred in 22 countries in 2014

TB occurs in every part of the world. 58% of new TB cases occurred in in the South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions in 2014. Africa carries the most severe burden, with 281 cases per 100 000 population in 2014 (compared with a global average of 133).

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