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The Unstoppable TB? 癆不可破?

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.