• Vol. 48 No. 3, 72–74
  • 15 March 2019

Tuberculosis in Singapore: Past and Future



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Tuberculosis—a curable and largely preventable disease—remains one of the top 10 global causes of death today. In 2017, the World Health Organization estimated that 23% of the world population had latent tuberculosis and 10 million people had developed active tuberculosis, of which just under half a million were new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis that accounted for approximately 1.6 million deaths.

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