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Tuberculosis mortality rate in Kyrgyzstan reduces fivefold for 16 years

For 16 years, tuberculosis mortality rate in Kyrgyzstan was reduced five times, the director of the National Center for Phthisiology Abdullaat Kadyrov said today at a press conference.

According to him, in the history of the republic, the highest incidence was in 2001. Then it amounted to 168 cases per 100,000 population, the death rate — 27 cases per 100,000.

«As a result of the work done in 2016, compared to 2001, we reduced the incidence almost 2 times — up to 93 cases per 100,000, and the death rate was reduced five-fold — up to 5.6 cases per 100,000 people. In general, the incidence among children and adolescents is also decreasing,» Abdullaat Kadyrov said.

«Despite the steady decline in morbidity and mortality from TB, the situation has remained tense for the last ten years. A stable form of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis is growing,» he added.

According to WHO, one third of the world’s population is infected with mycobacteria tuberculosis. According to the data of 2015, more than 10 million people worldwide fell ill with tuberculosis every year. 2 million of them die. These are very scary figures.

Abdullaat Kadyrov