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WHO: 5,000 Deaths from TB in North Korea Last Year

About 5,000 North Koreans died of tuberculosis last year according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease caused 20 deaths per 100,000 tuberculosis patients in North Korea in 2014, a rate more than five times that of neighboring South Korea, according to WHO's Global Tuberculosis Report 2015. Despite the high rate, Philippe Glaziou, WHO’s senior epidemiologist, told VOA the number of deaths resulting from tuberculosis in North Korea is “possibly...

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