Fight against tuberculosis set back 12 years by Covid pandemic, report finds

Fight against tuberculosis set back 12 years by Covid pandemic, report finds

The Guardian

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Number of people diagnosed and treated in worst-affected countries has fallen to 2008 levels as resources diverted

Twelve months of Covid-19 has reversed 12 years of global progress against tuberculosis, worse than previously estimated.

The pandemic has resulted in nearly a 25% decrease in diagnosis and treatment around the world, according to research published on Thursday by a coalition working to end TB.

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