India tops list of countries with most number of tuberculosis cases

Updated On : 12 Sep,2018 | 11:23 AM
India has the highest Tuberculosis burden in the world. Of the 10 million TB cases reported worldwide, over three million are from India. Maximum drug-resistant TB patients are also found in India. The government aims to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025. India, with its high tuberculosis (TB) and multi- drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden, has long been looking for an affordable, high sensitivity tests to be used in the most peripheral health facilities. Most of tuberculosis related cases in India are found in Uttar Pradesh.

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