Tuesday, March 22, 2005

TB conference held in Hanoi

A conference on the battle against tuberculosis was held in Hanoi, March 18, to review the fight against TB and support International Tuberculosis Day (March 24). TB is currently one of the five leading killers in Vietnam, placing the country third in the region, and maong the 22 countries in the world with the highest rates of TB infection. Nearly 100,000 active TB cases were reported in 2004 in Vietnam, an increase of 6.7% over 2003. (VNA, Thai Press Reports March 22, Xinhua March 22)


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