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Incidence of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Patients with Coincident Filarial and/or Intestinal Helminth Infections Followed Longitudinally in South India

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection remains a disease of significant public health importance, particularly in resource-limited parts of the world. According to WHO reports, 1·4 million deaths were associated with tuberculosis (TB) in 2010 worldwide.[1], [2] The 2010 worldwide tuberculosis (TB) incidence was 8·8 million (128 cases/100 000 inhabitants), of which 59% were detected in Asia.

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