October 01, 1999

The Silent Killer



The Silent Killer

 

Following a decade of social and economic upheaval, Russia’s tuberculosis rate has surged. The number of infected persons has doubled since 1991, from 34 cases per 100,000 to 78 per 100,000 in 1998, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. Last year alone, about 120,000 new cases of TB were diagnosed, according to the Russian Health Ministry. 


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