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The Unstoppable TB? 癆不可破?

©2010 SpatioEpi.com
Data source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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Tuberculosis (TB), a significant public health problem worldwide, remains the major cause of death in many countries. The map shows the global distribution of the estimated number of TB prevalence cases and the number of deaths from TB in 2007. As shown by the graduated colours, China and India have the highest TB prevalence, while some countries in Southeast Asia and Africa have a relatively higher TB prevalence than other parts of the world in general. Using varying size of circles, the map also shows the distribution of TB deaths, which resembles the distribution of TB prevalence cases. Co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a concurrent public health problem in many countries.

結核病是全球關注的公共衛生議題,在某些國家,結核病更是主要的致命疾病。地圖顯示全球於2007年估計結核病的流行和死亡數字。依圖中顏色所示,估計中國和印度有最多的結核病病人,而結核病病人數目在東南亞及非洲的一些國家又比歐美各國的為高。圖中亦以不同大小的圓形表示結核病的死亡數字,其分佈與結核病的流行情況相若。與此同時,結核病及愛滋病毒合併感染是另一項公共衛生難題,影響不少國家。