World TB day: Tuberculosis continues to pose threat – WHO, ECDC

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Even in times of COVID-19, tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) warned on World Tuberculosis Day on Thursday.

WHO and ECDC said the drop in registered TB cases of 24 per cent between 2019 and 2020 was presumably due to the pandemic affecting the diagnosis and reporting of the disease.

They added that it remains the second most deadly infectious disease behind COVID-19.

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