COVID’s impact on TB: increased incidence and mortality for the first time in decades

Short-term disruption to tuberculosis (TB) services, such as that caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, could have far-reaching, long-term consequences on the disease’s global incidence and mortality, according to international experts. The impact of disruption to TB services from the pandemic and lockdowns is likely to significantly elevate both incidence and mortality over what would likely ...

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