COVID-19 may lead to 95,000 additional TB deaths in India in
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The COVID-19 Pandemic may lead to an additional 95,000 tuberculosis (TB) related deaths in India in the next five years, the latest study said.

The modeling study, published in the European Respiratory Journal held disrupted healthcare and delays in diagnosis and treatment due to ongoing Corona crisis as possible reasons behind the death.

• Estimates at least 110,000 additional deaths from TB in India, China, and South Africa unless health services maintained and strengthened.

• The researchers noted that before the COVID-19 outbreak, over 4,000 people were dying from TB every day.

• “There is concern that the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in decreased TB clinic attendance, delayed diagnosis, and treatment,” said the researcher.

• He noted that early anecdotal information from India, China, and South Africa suggests that the number of people being diagnosed and treated for TB has fallen significantly.

• The study was conducted by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Lancaster University.

Source: https://ehealth.eletsonline.com/2020/06/covid-19-may-lead-to-95000-additional-tb-deaths-in-india-study/
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