Tuberculosis: Challenges and Breakthroughs
Despite being curable, tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s deadliest infectious disease.
In 2021, a staggering 1.6 million people died —3 people every minute—and 10.6 million people fell ill with TB. What makes TB so deadly? Why is it so challenging to find and treat people with TB? What tools are currently available to beat the disease? This factsheet answers essential questions on TB.