London: 24th October 2013
Over 9.3 lakh Indians with the world’s most dangerous airborne disease, tuberculosis, are currently undetected by the country’s health system, the World Health Organization’s World TB Report 2013 released on Wednesday said. Around 3 million people, equal to one in three people falling ill with TB, are not being detected globally. In bad news for India, 31% of those are in India. Around 75% of the estimated missed cases, people who are either not diagnosed or diagnosed but not reported, were in 12 countries.
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