Caribbean Countries Among Those With The Lowest Incidence of Tuberculosis

WASHINGTON, United States, Tuesday September 25, 2018 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean countries have the lowest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) and are on the road to eliminating the disease as a public health problem.

According to a new PAHO report, ‘Tuberculosis in the Americas 2018’, the Americas is the region with the lowest percentage of new TB cases in the world (three per cent of the total). It says 15 countries in the Americas – 12 of them from the Caribbean – have low TB incidence (less than 10 cases per 100,000 people).

“Countries are adopting measures to tackle TB, but they cannot lower their guard and must redouble efforts, along with the collaboration of society at large, including the affected communities,” said Marcos…

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