Vietnam’s number of TB deaths surpasses that of traffic-related fatalities last year

March 22, 2024

Approximately 13,000 people died from tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam last year, which is higher than the number of traffic-related deaths at 11,628 the same year, according to data from the Vietnam National TB Control Program. The country detected more than 106,000 TB cases last year, marking an increase of nearly 2,300 cases against the 2022 figure. Despite the increase, the number of newly detected TB cases every year just accounts for some 60 percent of the estimated count of people living with latent TB infection. The country’s TB prevention and control efforts were challenged during the 2020-21 period as it was battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vietnam National TB Control Program is working on many initiatives to early detect people with TB, latent TB infection, and respiratory diseases in the community and at medical facilities, as well as to fulfill its goal of ending TB by 2035.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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