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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one-third of the
world's population is infected with the bacteria that cause
tuberculosis. About 2 million people die from TB each
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World Health Organization (2012). Global Tuberculosis Report 2012. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Press. Available online: http://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/en.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012). Trends in tuberculosis—United States, 2011. MMWR, 61(11): 181–185. Also available online: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6111a2.htm?s_cid=mm6111a2_e%0D%0A. [Erratum in MMWR, 61(18): 329. Also available online: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6118a7.htm.]
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerR. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Current as ofMay 24, 2016
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
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