Old Disease Killed 1.6 Million Last Year as New Cases Rise


(DCWatchdog.com) – A disease as old as man himself is seemingly gaining a new worldwide foothold as new cases rise around the globe.

As Newsmax notes in “WHO: Tuberculosis Cases Rise for the First Time in Years”:

“The number of people infected with tuberculosis, including the kind resistant to drugs, rose globally for the first time in years, according to a report issued Thursday by the World Health Organization.

“The U.N. health agency said more than 10 million people worldwide were sickened by tuberculosis in 2021, a 4.5% rise from the year before. About 1.6 million people died, it said.

“WHO said about 450,000 cases involved people infected with drug-resistant TB, 3% more than in 2020.” [emphasis added]

Newsmax adds:

After COVID-19, TB is the world’s deadliest infectious disease. It is caused by bacteria that typically affect the lungs. The germs are mostly spread from person to person in the air, such as when an infected individual coughs or sneezes.” [emphasis added]

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