#Flash: TB Screening for all Covid Patients in Karnataka
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India has the largest number of TB cases in the world. According to the NST for TB Elimination, it kills an estimated 4.8 lakh people every year, or more than 1,400 people per day. Covid-19 pandemic has impeded efforts to eradicate tuberculosis. TB is associated with a 2.1-fold increased risk of severe Covid-19 disease. With the danger of a possible 3rd wave, Karnataka launched a drive to check the spread of TB that might hit Covid patients post recovery.

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