TB kills up to 2,000 annually

KUALA LUMPUR: Tuberculosis (TB) claims about 1,500 to 2,000 lives annually in Malaysia, with an average of six deaths occurring every day, says the Health Ministry disease control division’s Dr Mohamed Naim Abdul Kadir.

“Between 20,000 and 25,000 new TB cases are recorded in Malaysia each year, ” said the head of the ministry’s TB/leprosy sector.

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