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The incidence of TB among adolescents and young adults around the world

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The incidence of tuberculosis among adolescents and young adults: a global estimate
Kathryn J. Snow, Charalambos Sismanidis, Justin Denholm, Susan M. Sawyer, Stephen M. Graham
“…..We estimate that 1.78 million (uncertainty interval (UI) 1.23–3.00 million) young people developed tuberculosis in 2012, accounting for 17% of all new tuberculosis cases globally. Young people in the WHO South East Asian Region (721 000, UI 473 000–1.35 million) and the WHO African Region (534 000, UI 359 000–912 000) experienced the greatest number of tuberculosis episodes.….”

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