New Delhi: Nov 15, 2010
India is saddled with highest burden of tuberculosis — with nearly 2 million new cases recorded in 2009. Out of an estimated 1.3 million people who died of TB in 2008, the nation alone accounted for 2.8 lakh lives. India’s case detection was around 67%, while the estimated number of TB cases that had become multi-drug resistant was 99,000 in 2009. Even though the TB mortality rate has fallen by 35% since 1990, the disease claimed 1.7 million lives last year — of which 3.8 lakh were women.
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