Saturday 6 February 2016

Tuberculosis (TB) by country

Estimated rate of tuberculosis (TB) per 100,000 people, compiled from World Health Organisation (WHO) data for each country.

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by a bacterium belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, which includes:
  • M. tuberculosis,
  • M. africanum,
  • M. bovis.
Plus some rare bacteria such as M. microti and M pinnipedii.

TB is a notifiable disease in many countries. Suspected and confirmed diseases are ordinarily notified within 3 working days.

The report can be accessed here.

 Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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