[First published in The India Saga]
A latest global report on TB has said that TB cases in India are under-reported with 6.1 million new TB cases notified to the national authorities and reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2015. Notified TB cases increased from 2013 to 2015, mostly due to a 34% increase in notifications. India made TB a notified disease in 2012. TB remains one of the top 10 causes of deaths worldwide in 2015. The WHO Global TB Report 2016 has revised the number of incident (new) cases of TB in India to 2.8 million cases in 2015 and 2.9 million cases in 2014 as against the earlier estimated figures of 2.2 million cases in 2014.