TB is the biggest infectious killer

Before anyone gets carried away with Zika or any other pathogen, take a deep breath.

Glaziou et al have a new article out in IJTLD that reminds us that TB is the biggest, baddest infectious killer worldwide.

TB killed an estimated 1.5 million people in 2014, 1.1 million HIV-negative and 0.4 million HIV-positive. During the same year, HIV killed 1.2 million people, including the 0.4 million HIV-positive people who had TB as a contributory cause of death.

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