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Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major public health problem in India, with an estimated 2.3 million new cases annually, making it the highest TB burden country in the world. In 2010, India alone accounted for an estimated one quarter (26%) of all TB cases worldwide [1].

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Low amounts of winter sunshine are associated with increased tuberculous meningitis incidence

Key Point: This study found a significant association between the monthly tuberculous meningitis incidence rate (a severe extrapulmonary complication of TB) and the number of sunshine hours 3 months earlier–possibly implicating vitamin D deficiency. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a severe extrapulmonary complication of tuberculosis occurring mainly in early childhood, and… 

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