The BCG World Atlas: a world first in the fight against tuberculosis
March 23rd, 2011
McGill, RI MUHC researchers launch free online atlas of TB vaccination policies from around the world
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.