CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateSWITZERLAND: Swiss TB Rate Below European Average
May 22, 2013
World Radio Switzerland (05.21.2013)
Aids Weekly Plus
According to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, Switzerland reported fewer TB cases per year compared to the European average. Seven out of 100,000 people suffered from the illness in Switzerland compared to the European average of 15.7 per 100,000. Also, multidrug-resistant TB is less prevalent in Switzerland than elsewhere. However, the WHO report noted that TB remains a problem in Switzerland, because infrequent cases and costly treatment result in fewer doctors being trained to treat TB.