Globally, tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for women. It is estimated that TB infection spreads at the rate of one person per second, infecting over 2 billion people—or approximately 1/3 of the world’s population—who carry the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. This results in nearly 14 million people living with an active TB infection. TB-infected patients are more vulnerable to HIV infection, and TB is the leading cause of death of those infected with HIV. TB is most prevalent in Asia and Africa, with more than 90% of new cases occurring in developing countries. Treatment is available, but can be difficult to administer in resource-poor areas. Multi-drug resistant TB is also on the rise.
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