World tuberculosis cases decline for the first time ever

Last year the death toll reached its lowest level in the decade

According to the World Health Organization, the number of people who get sick with tuberculosis dropped last year for the first time, and the death toll was at its lowest level in a decade. In 2010, 8.8 million people got sick with TB and 1.4 million died. The number was at its highest in 2005, when 9 million got sick, and the death toll peaked at 1.8 million in 2003.


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