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Electronic Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases ›› 2020, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (4): 280-284.doi: 10.19871/j.cnki.xfcrbzz.2020.04.015

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2020WHO tuberculosis report: key data for China, the whole world

Ren Tantan1, Lu Puxuan2, Deng Guofang2   

  1. 1. Department of lung Ⅱ,Shenzhen Third People's Hospital,Guangdong Shenzhen 518116,China;
    2. Department of Imaging,Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Prevention,Guangdong Shenzhen 518020,China
  • Received:2020-11-25 Online:2020-11-30 Published:2020-12-31

Abstract: Tuberculosis has a history of more than 100 years since its discovery in 1882 and is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide.In 2019,an estimated 10 million people worldwide will suffer from tuberculosis,with more men than women.Among the global tuberculosis patients,Men accounted for 56%,women accounted for 34% among patients over 15 years of age,children under 15 years old accounted for 8%,of which HIV infection accounted for 8.2%.In 2019,there were 465 000 rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) globally,78% of which were multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB),3.3% of new tuberculosis cases and 17.7% of previously treated cases were MDR/RR-TB.The three countries with the largest global burden are India (27%),China (14%) and the Russian Federation (8%).The cumulative reduction in the incidence of tuberculosis from 2015 to 2019 was 9%,and the rate of reduction was not enough to reach the 2020 milestone (that is,to reduce tuberculosis by 20% between 2015 and 2020).The COVID -19 pandemic threatens and weakens recent achievements in tuberculosis prevention and control,the number of tuberculosis notifications will drop sharply in 2020.To achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the global tuberculosis targets set in the End TB Strategy,multi-sectoral cooperation is urgently needed,achieve universal health coverage as soon as possible,and develop new technologies and vaccines.

Key words: World Health Organization, Tuberculosis, Report, COVID-19, Development