A line of children await their turns as a nurse vaccinates a young boy. Verso: WHO/16652. EURO. Tuberculosis. Romania. To what extent has tuberculosis been controlled? There are still 15 to 20 million infectious cases throughout the world, over three-quarters of them in dveloping countries. One to two millions tuberculosis sufferers will die during the year and be replaced by newly infected cases. A further one to two million wiil be cured over the same period. This disease, cause of so much death and suffering, is being fought with new weapons. The main weapon is BCG Vaccine and the second line of attack against tuberculosis is the detection and treatment of cases.
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151216