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Harvard Finds Global Child TB Infection Estimates Doubled

Approximately one million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually, with 32,000 suffering from a multi-drug resistant (MDR) strain, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues. These findings are double previous childhood TB estimates. The study, published online in The Lancet on March 23, is the first to estimate childhood cases of MDR-TB.