Highest number of unreported TB cases found in India

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Almost 4.3 million cases out of 10.4 million were unreported and manty of them even had multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

India, Indonesia and Nigeria accounted for almost half of the estimated 4.3 million cases of tuberculosis worldwide that were not documented by the health authorities in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Noting that there were estimated 10.4 million new TB cases worldwide in 2015, the global health body said that six countries including India accounted for 60 per cent of these. Of these new cases, 5.9 million were men, 3.5 million were women and 1 million were children.

People living with HIV accounted for 11 per cent of the total figure, the WHO said.”Six countries accounted for 60 per cent of the new cases — India, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa,” it added.”In 2015, 6.1 million new TB cases were notified to national authorities and reported to the WHO.

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