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Tuberculosis
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date: 21 September 2018

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Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major worldwide health problem. The WHO estimates that a third of the world's population is currently infected with the TB bacillus, with nine million new cases and two million deaths per year. About 5–10% of those infected with TB bacilli become sick or infectious at some point in their life, and those with HIV have increased risk of developing TB....

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