What is tuberculosis: 10 facts about TB you need to know
Published on 4 October 2021
We may think of tuberculosis (TB) as a disease of the past, but it is still a current and persistent disease. In fact, TB is one of the leading causes of death from an infectious agent and one of the most burdensome diseases in the world.
Globally, about 2 billion people are infected; about 10 million people suffer from TB disease and 1.5 million of them die from the disease.