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More people are currently dying from TB than HIV

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For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivalled HIV as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organisation said in a recent report.

It found that during 2014, 1.1 million people died of TB. During the same period, HIV killed 1.2 million people globally, including 400,000 who were infected with both HIV and TB.

Death rate unacceptably high

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