Global strategy and targets to reach end the global tuberculosis epidemic

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Yousef Veisani Ali Delpisheh Salman Khazaei


Tuberculosis (TB) has the second highest death rate in the world among infectious diseases after HIV/AIDS (Wei et al., 2016). TB epidemic is more important than it was supposed to be (Raviglione and Sulis, 2016). In 2015, 10.4 million new cases were occurred worldwide, among these, 5.9 million (56%) were male, 3.5 million (34%) were female, and 1.0 million (10%) of them was the child. It should be noted that 1.2 million (11%) of all new TB cases were occurred in people that living with HIV (PWLH). Although tuberculosis deaths are declined by about 22% between 2000 to 2015, still is remained among top 10 causes of death in 2015 (Uplekar et al., 2015; WHO, 2016).

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  • Date of Original Submission: 04 August 2017
  • Date accepted: 13 August 2017
  • Peer reviewers approved by: Dr. Lili Hami
  • Editor who approved publication: Dr. Phuc Van Pham



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VEISANI, Yousef; DELPISHEH, Ali; KHAZAEI, Salman. Global strategy and targets to reach end the global tuberculosis epidemic. Biomedical Research and Therapy, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 08, p. 1498-1501, aug. 2017. ISSN 2198-4093. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi:
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