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[Correspondence] Tuberculosis control

Vikram Patel and colleagues1 discussed most of the health issues pertaining to tuberculosis control in India, but possibly ignored very important issues of tuberculosis control, which contribute to international health because tuberculosis is an aerosol-mediated transmissible disease. India has the highest estimated incidence of tuberculosis (2 200 000) in the Global Tuberculosis Report 20152 compared with its neighbouring countries China (930 000), Bangladesh (360 000), and Pakistan (500 000). In 2014, 250 000 deaths from tuberculosis (including HIV-positive tuberculosis) were officially classified as deaths caused by HIV/AIDS in the International Classification of Diseases.

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