• Vol. 48 No. 3
  • 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 multidrugresistant
tuberculosis that accounted for approximately 1.6
million deaths.

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