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CORRECTED - Target tuberculosis in rich world as model for poor - WHO

Jul 04, 2014    

GENEVA (Reuters) - (Corrects 11th paragraph to refer only to parts of Russia and add mention of wider former Soviet Union)The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday launched an ambitious plan for rich countries to sharply reduce tuberculosis infections and serve as a model for harder-hit countries of Africa and Asia, where the disease still thrives.Although the 33 targeted countries, 21 of them in Europe, have relatively low rates of infection, the disease still kills 10,000 people a year there - predominantly homeless people, migrants, prisoners, drug users, heavy drinkers or people with...

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