In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died from the disease.
Of the 1.5 million deaths nearly 50% of the deaths are patients who are difficult to diagnose or treat
Drug- Resistant TB accounts for 500,000 cases and nearly 200,000 deaths. TB occurs in every part of the world. About 80% of reported TB cases occurred in 22 countries. The six countries that have the largest number of incident cases in 2014 account for 50% of the cases (India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China and South Africa).
People who are HIV+ are three times more likely to die from TB than those who do not have HIV. It is important to note that HIV-related TB deaths are down by 32% in the last decade, principally due to the expansion of access to anti-retroviral treatment and better systematic testing of HIV patients for TB.