WHO Releases 2013 Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report
Cites Annual Drop in TB Deaths; Notes that Undiagnosed Cases and Drug Resistance Threaten Progress
ASLM remains committed to fighting drug resistance and increasing the effectiveness of disease surveillance. Enhancing and expanding laboratory accreditations efforts (such as SLIPTA) allows health systems to develop and document the ability to detect, identify, and promptly report all diseases of public health significance that may be present in clinical specimens.
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From the World Health Organization (WHO) web portal:
“This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and ﬁnancing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.”