Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

New childhood tuberculosis estimates double the number previously thought

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston have estimated that around one million children suffer from tuberculosis (TB) annually— twice the number previously thought to have tuberculosis and three times the number that are diagnosed every year. The researchers also estimated that around 32,000 children suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) annually.  These findings are published in The Lancet on March 23, 2014. 

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