Tuberculosis patients are treated in Agartala, India. Coronavirus lockdowns could lead to as many as 1.4 million additional tuberculosis deaths in the country, as testing and treatment programmes are disrupted. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images) Tuberculosis patients are treated in Agartala, India. Coronavirus lockdowns could lead to as many as 1.4 million additional tuberculosis deaths in the country, as testing and treatment programmes are disrupted. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images)
Tuberculosis patients are treated in Agartala, India. Coronavirus lockdowns could lead to as many as 1.4 million additional tuberculosis deaths in the country, as testing and treatment programmes are disrupted. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images)

Tuberculosis crisis in India: disease that kills the most people in the world gains ground with testing and treatment disrupted by lockdown for coronavirus

  • Over 1,000 people a day die of TB in India. The number of cases detected fell 80 per cent in April as Indians missed test appointments and some labs closed
  • Undiagnosed TB carriers can infect others, and health experts warn hundreds of thousands of Indians could die of TB who otherwise would have been treated

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Tuberculosis patients are treated in Agartala, India. Coronavirus lockdowns could lead to as many as 1.4 million additional tuberculosis deaths in the country, as testing and treatment programmes are disrupted. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images) Tuberculosis patients are treated in Agartala, India. Coronavirus lockdowns could lead to as many as 1.4 million additional tuberculosis deaths in the country, as testing and treatment programmes are disrupted. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images)
Tuberculosis patients are treated in Agartala, India. Coronavirus lockdowns could lead to as many as 1.4 million additional tuberculosis deaths in the country, as testing and treatment programmes are disrupted. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images)
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