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The Journal of Community Health Management

Tuberculosis: the current status in India

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Author Details: Vikas Deep Mishra, Jai Krisna Mishra

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 59

Article End Page : 63


Pulmonary tuberculosis is endemic globally and is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality. India is classified among the 22 high burden countries by WHO. According to WHO global TB report 2015 incidence of TB in India in 2014 was 2.2 million (including patients with HIV/TB) while, prevalence was 2.5 million (includes patients with HIV/TB). Mortality (excluding patients wit HIV/TB) was 0.2 million and case detection for all forms of TB was approximately 74%. With the emerging threat of Drug-Resistant TB, We need to improve our surveillance and treatment facility to eliminate TB by 2050.

Key words:
Pulmonary tuberculosis, HIV/ TB