TB Statistics

  • TB is the leading infectious killer of people with HIV/AIDS
  • Worldwide, a third of people with HIV also suffer from TB
  • TB is second to HIV/AIDS as the leading infectious cause of death of adults worldwide
  • TB kills more women than all other maternal mortality causes combined
  • One third of the world’s population carry the bacterium that causes TB
  • TB will rob the world’s poorest countries of an estimated $1 to $3 trillion over the next 10 years
  • In some countries, loss of productivity attributable to TB approaches 7% of GDP

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XDR TB stats

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