- 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
MedlinePlus, a service of the U. S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
Phone: 800-CDC-INFO8CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY: (888) 232-6348
Local TB Support and Resources:
TB Support in Snohomish County
Tuberculosis Control (TB) Program
3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
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
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA 98104
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
Contact: Teresa Rugg, Snohomish County RESULTS Group Leader