WHO: Tuberculosis incidence rises for first time in many years

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 WHO: Tuberculosis incidence rises for first time in many years

According to a report from the World Health Organization, the number of people infected with tuberculosis has increased worldwide for the first time in many years.

Associated Press reports.
< br /> According to the WHO, over 10 million people worldwide developed TB in 2021, up 4.5% from a year earlier. The WHO said that about 450,000 cases were associated with people infected with a form of to medicines.

The organization blamed, among other things, COVID-19 for the rise in TB, saying the pandemic “continues to have a devastating impact on access to TB diagnosis and treatment.”

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