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One in five people unaware of tuberculosis diagnosis

Published:Monday | March 24, 2014 | 4:10 PM

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) says one in five people infected with tuberculosis in the Americas, including the Caribbean, remains unaware of the disease.

PAHO says this is due to failure to access health services or because they are not properly diagnosed.

In 2012, PAHO said regional countries reported 220,000 cases of tuberculosis, and an estimated 19,000 people died from the disease.

Jamaica detects and treats roughly 120 cases of TB each year.

Today is being observed as World Tuberculosis Day.

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