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Home Health Facts Major Disease Burden Communicable Diseases Tuberculosis


Tuberculosis is an airborne disease caused by bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The notification rate of tuberculosis has dropped significantly over the past several decades. The decline levels were mild in recent years.

In 2016, the male to female ratio was 1.6:1 for number of tuberculosis notification. It was rare in children under 15 years old but more common in old people.