Daily Archive: November 3, 2015

TB overtakes HIV/AIDS as leading infectious disease killer

TB overtakes HIV/AIDS as leading infectious disease killer

Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people in 2014 – moving ahead of HIV/AIDS, which was responsible for 1.2 million deaths in the same year. The rise of tuberculosis  (TB) is evidence of both the gains made against HIV/AIDS in the past two decades and the silent growth of one of the world’s oldest killers. Making matters worse is the spread of multidrug-resistant forms of the disease. Author: Tom Murphy for Humanosphere