Today marks World TB day –  4,000 undetected

Today marks World TB day – 4,000 undetected

Today marks World TB day – 4,000 undetected

Written by Staff Writer

24 Mar, 2015 | 8:45 am

Today marks World Tuberculosis Day.

This year Sri Lanka’s World Tuberculosis Day theme is 4,000 undetected – reach, treat, cure everyone.

Sri Lanka expects to reduce the number of TB patients to one per million by 2050.

A total of 9,473 TB patients were detected from Sri Lanka last year and 24.7 percent of them are from the Colombo district, 11.3 percent from the Gampaha district and 7.1 percent from the Kandy district.

The Western Province recorded 42.7 percent of the total number of TB patients. One out of ten newly identified TB patients live within the CMC.

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