Stop TB Partnership

TB Cases and Deaths Linked to HIV at Alarming Levels in Africa

23 March 2005 -- Rising rates contrast sharply with accelerated progress in other regions
London/Geneva - In most areas of the world, the battle against tuberculosis is being successfully fought, but in Africa the disease has reached alarming proportions with a growing number of TB cases and deaths linked to HIV, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report released today.