NEW DELHI - Significantly fewer people are dying of tuberculosis in South and Southeast Asia, with a significant 40% reduction in the death rate from the disease since 1990, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported.
Vaccination is an effective TB prevention which is usually given to children. Bangkok Post file photo
The achievement is attributed to greater public awareness of TB, an increased number of cases being detected, and more people having access to adequate treatment because of the sustained efforts by WHO member states in the organisation's South-East Asia Region.
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