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Tuberculosis Deaths by Country / TB Deaths by Country 2024

TB stands for tuberculosis, which is a dangerous infection that is responsible for killing countless people all over the globe. Even though tuberculosis is more commonly seen in developing countries, at one time, it was present all over the world. Tuberculosis is mostly a respiratory infection. Some of the most common symptoms include coughing, sneezing, sputum, and even blood in the lungs. TB can also transition into a chronic infection, where it leads to progressive fevers, weight loss, and extreme fatigue. There are some countries in the world where tuberculosis is more common than others.

Where is TB Found?

There are approximately 30 countries that have been labeled as “high TB burden countries.” This means that these countries are responsible for the overwhelming majority of new cases of tuberculosis throughout the world. The largest number of new cases of tuberculosis typically shows up in Southeast Asia, with another large chunk of cases coming from Africa. Finally, the Western Pacific is also responsible for a significant number of new cases of tuberculosis.

In 2020, approximately 85 percent of all new cases of tuberculosis were diagnosed in countries that were on the list of “high TB burden” countries. About eight countries were responsible for more than two-thirds of all new cases of tuberculosis. They include India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and South Africa. Of note, there are countries that are added to the “high TB burden” list and removed at various times, depending on the proportion of people in the country who have been infected with tuberculosis.

Who Gets TB?

Tuberculosis is something that can impact just about anyone, but people living in the countries listed above are far more likely to contract tuberculosis because it is more common in their geographic area. One of the biggest risk factors for developing tuberculosis is the presence of HIV. Someone with HIV is approximately 18 times more likely to contract tuberculosis when compared to people who do not have tuberculosis. In addition, the risk of developing active tuberculosis is greater in people who have a condition that leads to a weakened immune system. If someone does not have active tuberculosis, they can still be diagnosed with latent TB, which means they are still infected but they may not necessarily show a lot of symptoms. Finally, people who smoke cigarettes are also far more likely to contract tuberculosis.

Is TB in the United States?

Yes, there are people in the United States who live with tuberculosis, but it is highly unusual. The United States has one of the lowest rates of tuberculosis in the world. In 2020, approximately two out of every 100,000 people in the country were diagnosed with tuberculosis. If someone is diagnosed with TB in the United States, steps are taken to isolate that person to prevent that individual from passing the bacterial infection to somebody else. There are multiple antibiotics available to treat people who have been diagnosed with tuberculosis.

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Country
Total Deaths
0-4 Deaths
5-14 Deaths
15-24 Deaths
24-34 Deaths
35-54 Deaths
55-74 Deaths
75+ Deaths
Ecuador544125210014416283
Kazakhstan356133817312813
Mongolia1791162184579
Spain17442046104
Lithuania976473410
Latvia622212811
Georgia5613102913
Australia48321330
Czech Republic3661713
Serbia3691710
Austria302231013
Armenia15753
Lebanon13221413
Estonia13373
North Macedonia11191
Mauritius1111243
Oman821122
Qatar7142
Iceland211
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines211

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Country
Deaths 2021 (Males 0-4)
Deaths 2021 (Males 5-14)
Deaths 2021 (Males 15-24)
Deaths 2021 (Males 25-34)
Deaths 2021 (Males 35-54)
Deaths 2021 (Males 55-74)
Deaths 2021 (Males 75+)
Armenia000053
Australia002028
Austria001038
Czech Republic0000514
Ecuador124088108113
Estonia000026
Georgia0012925
Grenada000000
Iceland000001
Kazakhstan10323137104
Latvia00021827
Lebanon101030
Lithuania00054024
Luxembourg000000
Mauritius001123
Mongolia102126548
North Macedonia000017
Oman002110
Qatar000140
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines000101
Serbia0000615
Seychelles000000
Spain00011635

Tuberculosis Deaths by Country / TB Deaths by Country 2024

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Country
Deaths 2021 (Females 0-4)
Deaths 2021 (Females 5-14)
Deaths 2021 (Females 15-24)
Deaths 2021 (Females 25-34)
Deaths 2021 (Females 35-54)
Deaths 2021 (Females 55-74)
Deaths 2021 (Females 75+)
Armenia0000220
Australia0010050
Austria0012020
Czech Republic0000130
Ecuador00121236490
Estonia0000110
Georgia0001140
Grenada0000000
Iceland0000000
Kazakhstan0001536240
Latvia0000310
Lebanon1011110
Lithuania00017100
Luxembourg0000000
Mauritius0000010
Mongolia01491990
North Macedonia0000020
Oman0000020
Qatar0000000
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0000000
Serbia0000320
Seychelles0000000
Spain00034110

Tuberculosis Deaths by Country / TB Deaths by Country 2024

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Country
Deaths 2020 Total
2020 Deaths 0-4
2020 Deaths 5-14
2020 Deaths 15-24
2020 Deaths 25-34
2020 Deaths 35-54
2020 Deaths 55-74
2020 Deaths 75+
2020 Deaths (Age Unrecorded)
Antigua and Barbuda00000000
Argentina3639541452009718
Armenia0001192330
Australia000036240
Australia000036240
Austria0011414200
Azerbaijanno data
Bahamasno data
Bahrainno data
Barbadosno data
Belarusno data
Belgiumno data
Belizeno data
Bosnia and Herzegovina0001333210
Brazil22222044921592181066524
Bruneino data
Bulgaria00102934100
Canadano data
Cape Verdeno data
Chile01313441091030
Colombia71147942074022420
Costa Rica0004118100
Croatia000029150
Cuba000092150
Cyprus00001100
Czech Republic000161070
Denmark00014320
Dominica00010010
Dominican Republicno data
Ecuador214771106106800
Egyptno data
El Salvadorno data
Estonia00012150
Fijino data
Finland010013160
Franceno data
French Guianano data
Georgia10021835160
Germany003731621710
Greece0002612150
Grenada00000000
Guadeloupeno data
Guatemala0524295752132
Guyanano data
Hong Kongno data
Hungaryno data
Iceland00001000
Iranno data
Iraqno data
Irelandno data
Israel00000350
Italyno data
Jamaicano data
Japan00002723622910
Jordanno data
Kazakhstan10547179126230
Kuwaitno data
Kyrgyzstanno data
Latvia00011331130
Lebanon00124420
Lithuania0015434390
Luxembourg00000010
Malaysia1932912783521230
Maldivesno data
Maltano data
Martiniqueno data
Mauritius00103400
Mayotteno data
Mexico191314228273771926720
Moldovano data
Mongolia2272410161140
Montenegrono data
Netherlands000049190
New Zealandno data
Nicaragua00863233170
North Macedonia00104740
Norwayno data
Oman00003310
Panamano data
Paraguay2322215781280
Peru961211683114203340
Philippinesno data
Poland00111123254920
Portugalno data
Puerto Ricono data
Qatar00121110
Reunionno data
Romaniano data
Russiano data
Saint Kitts and Nevisno data
Saint Lucia00000000
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines10001100
Sao Tome and Principeno data
Serbia0011427100
Seychelles00000000
Singapore000018100
Slovakiano data
Slovenia000114110
South Africano data
South Korea002411531610010
Spain000633391200
Sri Lankano data
Surinameno data
Swedenno data
Switzerland00000490
Syriano data
Tajikistanno data
Thailandno data
Trinidad and Tobagono data
Turkeyno data
Turkmenistanno data
Ukraineno data
United Arab Emirates00427350
United Kingdom10324375980
United States20724852792270
Uruguay00352323170
Uzbekistanno data
Venezuelano data
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Tuberculosis Deaths by Country / TB Deaths by Country 2024

Which country has the most TB deaths?

TB is found in about 30 countries, but it is most found in Southeast Asia and Africa. The highest number of deaths occur in Central Africa.

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