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How many people die of tuberculosis every year in India? 

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Findings In India and South Africa, improvements in treatment for drug-sensitive and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis could reduce the number of households incurring tuberculosis-related catastrophic costs by 6–19%.

The results of such studies will be vital for the accurate monitoring of tuberculosis control efforts in India and globally.

changes in national policies relating to tuberculosis, World Health Organization guidelines for the investigation of the disease, and a rapid diagnostic test – that should improve data collection for the estimation of the tuberculosis burden in India and elsewhere.

These findings suggest that the majority of the tuberculosis cases in south India were due to reactivation; therefore, efforts to control tuberculosis should be sustained.

The high rate of tuberculous infection in the north zone of India suggests the need for further intensification of tuberculosis control efforts on a sustained and long-term basis.