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PHILIPPINES: Tuberculosis remains a major killer

MANILA, 4 June 2008 (IRIN) - According to the World Health Organization, the Philippines has the ninth highest number of tuberculosis cases in the world and the highest in southeast Asia. Globally, there were more than nine million new cases and about 1.7 million deaths from the disease in 2006; the WHO estimates there are more than 14 million people living with TB, which kills 75 Filipinos each day.

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Mise à jour le Lundi, 06 Décembre 2010