According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mortality due to tuberculosis in the world has decreased by 42% since 2000.
"It is estimated that global efforts to combat tuberculosis have saved 54 million lives since 2000 and have reduced TB mortality by 42%," a statement issued on March 24 in memory of the discovery of bacteria causing this disease.
However, it is emphasized that contagious disease remains one of the main causes of death in the world.
Every day about 4,500 people die of tuberculosis, and almost 30,000 suffer from illness.
The purpose of the World Tuberculosis Day, celebrated on March 24, is to draw attention to the problem and to accelerate efforts to combat the disease.
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