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One Million New Cases of TB Reported in China Every Year

by Kathy Jones on March 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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 One Million New Cases of TB Reported in China Every Year

A Chinese health official revealed that over 1 million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) are reported in the country every year with over 50,000 deaths due to the condition.

The number indicates that one person dies of the disease every ten minutes, said Wang Yu, director with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Wang added that tuberculosis kills 1.4 million people each year around the world, reported Xinhua.

Currently, there are 5 million Chinese people who suffer from active tuberculosis, ranking China second among 22 countries that are plagued by the disease.

Source: IANS
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