Named as the most deadly infection in the world

Named as the most deadly infection in the world

MOSCOW, September 20 — RIA Novosti. The world health organization called tuberculosis the deadliest infectious disease in the world and called for urgent measures to counter it, a report published on the who website.


As stated in the organization, despite the global efforts to prevent the spread of the disease, only in 2017 TB has infected ten million people died from it 1.6 million.

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At the same time, who recalled that through the joint efforts of the world community in 2000 failed to prevent death from the disease were 54 million people and the number of new cases of infection annually reduced by 2%. In Russia, as noted in the organization, the intensification of the fight against tuberculosis has reduced the morbidity and mortality of 5% and 13%, respectively.

However, the disease still remains the most dangerous among all the infections ahead of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), experts say.