• Vol. 39 No. 3, 261–264
  • 15 March 2010

Tuberculosis – An Under-appreciated Disease


Tuberculosis (TB, as usually abbreviated) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries, and a significant public health problem worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are about 8.8 million new cases of TB and 1.6 million deaths from TB every year.

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