The BCG World Atlas: a world first in the fight against tuberculosis

McGill, RI MUHC researchers launch free online atlas of TB vaccination policies from around the world

McGill, RI MUHC researchers launch free online atlas of TB vaccination policies from around the world

Dr. Pai
Dr. Madhukar Pai

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to pose a major global health threat. Someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacteria every second. Every year, more than 9 million people develop active TB and it claims about 2 million lives. In Canada, the overall incidence of TB has declined, but rates remain high among immigrants from endemic countries and among Aboriginal populations. Currently, Nunavut is facing the largest TB outbreak in the territory’s 10-year history.
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