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Is tuberculosis still a threat?

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Answered 2008-07-20 09:28:24

== == * Yes, there are a few cases and it's a concern to doctors that it's on the rise. Depending where you are in the the world TB can be a very serious threat. * Yes, TB is a threat. TUBERCULOSIS FACTS USA: Nearly 1 in 5 cases are in California, which also has the highest number of drug resistant TB cases as well. 1 in 6 cases of TB are Extra pulmonary (outside of the lungs) and diagnosis can be elusive and lead to delayed treatment. China: about 250,000 people die each year. India; about 2,000,000 new cases reported every year World wide: about 1 in 3 of 42,000,000 (42 million) people infected with HIV also have TB (of who 90% die within months without treatment).

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