Global strategy and targets to reach end the global tuberculosis epidemic

Yousef Veisani, Ali Delpisheh, Salman Khazaei
2017 Biomedical Research and Therapy  
Tuberculosis (TB) has the second highest death rate in the world among infectious diseases after HIV/AIDS (Wei et al., 2016). TB epidemic is more important than it was supposed to be (Raviglione and Sulis, 2016). In 2015, 10.4 million new cases were occurred worldwide, among these, 5.9 million (56%) were male, 3.5 million (34%) were female, and 1.0 million (10%) of them was the child. It should be noted that 1.2 million (11%) of all new TB cases were occurred in people that living with HIV
more » ... iving with HIV (PWLH). Although tuberculosis deaths are declined by about 22% between 2000 to 2015, still is remained among top 10 causes of death in 2015 (Uplekar et al., 2015; WHO, 2016).
doi:10.15419/bmrat.v4i08.204 fatcat:obnhnszpurcwfm5e5x3jf3s6gy