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Tuberculosis notification down by 25% in India

Date: 18 October 2020 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with impacts on care-seeking behaviour, threatens to reverse the recent progress in reducing the global burden of tuberculosis (TB) disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned in the latest Global TB Report.
  • India accounts for 26% of TB cases in the world, the TB notifications during the period January-June 2020 in India fell by 25% compared to the same period in 2019.
  • The TB notifications in India in February this year increased compared with January but then reduced sharply in April to reach less than 40% of the January figure before increasing to reach about 75% of January figure in the month of June.
  • However, compared with Indonesia, Philippines, and South Africa, the dip in TB notifications has not been very sharp in India and the recovery after the dip has been more in India than the other three countries.