Infographic: CDC Fights Against Global TB

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CDC Fights Against Global TB: 2 billion people infected with TB -  1/3 of the world population

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CDC Fights Against Global TB:

2 billion people infected with TB
1/3 of the world population

Each Year:

  • 9.6 Million sick with active TB
  • 480,000 New cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB)
  • 1.5 Million deaths

Preventable, Treatable, Curable:

37 Million lives saved

CDC’s Impact:

CDC: Identifying new approaches to improve TB prevention and care worldwide

  • Developing new tools to find and cure TB
  • Strengthening surveillance systems to identify and target TB hot spots
  • Transforming the world’s approach to diagnosing TB among those with HIV
  • Informed the global roadmap to find, cure and prevent TB in children
  • Establishing best practices to end TB transmission in health facilities
  • Leading research to improve treatment for drug-resistant TB
Page last reviewed: July 17, 2017
Content source: Global Health