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Africa: TB Testing in 2020 Dropped Drastically Due to Covid-19

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[The Global Fund] On World Tuberculosis Day, new data shows the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the fight against another deadly airborne disease: tuberculosis. Global Fund surveys in 13 countries with the highest TB burden in the world reveal that 29% fewer people were tested for TB compared to 2019. Worse, in those same countries, there were 45% fewer people tested for multidrug-resistant TB — one of the most frightening forms of antimicrobial resistance.

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