Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Tuberculosis in North Korea

November 13, 2011
Rates of tuberculosis in North Korea continue to increase at an alarming rates, and are currently similar to those reported in South Korea during the 1970′s (see graph below). Strangely, these increases have paralleled WHO estimates of BCG vaccine uptake in this country (yellow line in graph). 1,2

(Graph tool tutorial at )

1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of North Korea, 2011. 315 pp, 25 graphs, 840 references. Gideon e-book series,
2. Berger SA. Tuberculosis: Global Status, 2011. 568 pages, 894 graphs, 1142 references. Gideon e-book series,

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