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WHO: Tuberculosis Now Rivals AIDS as Leading Cause of Death

For the first time, tuberculosis infections have rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released Wednesday. The report said 1.1 million people died of TB in 2014. During the same period, HIV/AIDS killed 1.2 million people globally, including 400,000 who were infected with both HIV and TB. Dr. Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO TB program, said the report reflected the dramatic gains in access to HIV/AIDS...

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