• About one-third of the world’s population is infected with TB bacteria.
  • In 2013, there were 9 million new cases of TB
  • A total of 1.5 million people died from TB in 2013
  • Up to 70,000 children died due to TB globally in 2011
  • TB is the leading killer of people living with HIV
  • No country has ever eliminated TB
  • About 80% of reported TB cases occurred in 22 countries in 2011
  • Multidrug-Resistant TB (MDR-TB) does not respond to standard treatments and is difficult and costly to treat
  • There were an estimated 630,000 people with MDR-TB in 2011
  • An estimated 1.1 million (13%) of the 9 million people who developed TB in 2013 were HIV-positive, with 4 out of 5 cases and deaths occurring in the African Region. 

  • In 2013, approximately 480,000 people developed drug-resistant TB worldwide and nearly a tenth of these (9%) are expected to be XDR-TB patients.


Websites for TB Facts

TB Facts:

Public Health Seattle-King County TB Program

TB Facts:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

TB Facts:

MedlinePlus, a service of the U. S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

TB Facts:

Center for Disease Control: TB Program

Phone: 800-CDC-INFO8CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

TTY: (888) 232-6348

Local TB Support and Resources:

TB Support in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District Tuberculosis Control Program

Tuberculosis Control (TB) Program

3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 200

Everett, WA 98201

Phone: 425.339.5225

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed daily 12:00 – 1:00 pm for lunch

By appointment and referral only

TB Support in King County

Public Health Seattle-King County TB Program

Harborview Medical Center

325 - 9th Ave

Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206.744.4579

Fax: 206.744.4350

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday- 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesdays- 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Appointments are required

Additional Resources and Organizations

Become an advocate for persons impacted by TB around the world.  RESULTS, a citizens antipoverty organization with chapters in the U.S. will train you to create the political will to end the global poverty that impacts communities, especially those affected by TB.  There are eight RESULTS groups in Washington State, include groups in King and Snohomish County.

Contact: Karen Gielen, Seattle RESULTS Group Leader

Email: kngielen@mindspring.com

Contact: Teresa Rugg, Snohomish County RESULTS Group Leader

Email:  twrugg@frontier.com

Cresson: Remembering Life at "The San":  Emmy Award winning documentary about the Cresson Sanatorium in Pennsylvania.

Cresson Sanatorium Remembered:  TB survivor Chuck Felton created a website to document stories about the Cresson Sanatorium in Pennsylvania.

Stop TB Partnership

Stop TB U.S.A

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

ACTION:   ACTION is a global partnership of advocacy organizations working to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health services.