Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

CUPHD Urges Champaign County Residents to Become More Educated About the Effects of Tuberculosis

Thursday - May 31, 2007

Champaign, IL - The recent federal isolation of a U.S. citizen by The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has draw attention to a disease which is responsible for over 2 million deaths a year, worldwide. According to the CDC:

-One-third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis (TB)
-9 million people become ill with TB each year
-TB is the leading cause of death among HIV infected individuals

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