Facts & Findings
1. Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that primarily affect the lungs.
2. In 2013, more than 9 million people developed T.B. with 14-16% mortality. **
3. Close to half a million women died from T.B. in 2018 itself.
4. T.B. is one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases but curable & preventable.
5. It is a Disease of poverty affecting vulnerable groups. ^^