Deaths from Tuberculosis


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Deaths from Tuberculosis: 930 reported deaths in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Worldwide Deaths from Tuberculosis: TB is the world's leading cause of death from a single infectious organism, killing 2 million people each year. The TB crisis has intensified because multidrug-resistant (MDR) microbes have emerged. An incurable form of the disease may develop from infections caused by these organisms. WHO estimates more than 50 million people worldwide may be infected with MDR strains of TB.1

Death statistics for Tuberculosis: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Tuberculosis:

  • 749 deaths in the USA 2001 (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)
  • 776 deaths in the USA 2000 (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)
  • 930 deaths in the USA 1999 (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)
  • 1,112 deaths in the USA 1998 (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC)
  • Tuberculosis death statistics for various countries:
    • About 348,000 deaths from tuberculosis in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 46,000 deaths from tuberculosis in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 599,000 deaths from tuberculosis in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 69,000 deaths from tuberculosis in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 138,000 deaths from tuberculosis in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 366,000 deaths from tuberculosis in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • 798 deaths in Argentina 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 6 deaths in Bahamas 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 9 deaths in Belize 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 5,532 deaths in Brazil 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 81 deaths in Canada 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 65 deaths in Costa Rica 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 44 deaths in Cuba 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1,130 deaths in Ecuador 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 3,231 deaths in Mexico 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 197 deaths in Nicaragua 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 163 deaths in Panama 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 141 deaths in Paraguay 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1,986 deaths in Peru 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 17 deaths in Puerto Rico 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 776 deaths in the US 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 64 deaths in Uruguay 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 628 deaths in Venezuela 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)

Deaths from Tuberculosis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to death from Tuberculosis:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health - Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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