Montreal, CANADA -- The countries
worst hit by the worldwide tuberculosis (TB) epidemic urgently need extra
help if they are to meet ambitious global targets set for the year 2005.
The 22 worst affected countries are:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of
the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Peru, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, the United
Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe.
TB experts working with WHO estimate