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TB Reports by WHO & Mshot LED Microscopy in TB Diagnostics


Key facts from WHO
*Tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.
*In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died from the disease.
*Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and it is among the top 5 causes of death for women aged 15 to 44.
*In 2013, an estimated 550 000 children became ill with TB and 80 000 HIV-negative children died of TB.
*TB is a leading killer of HIV-positive people causing one fourth of all HIV-related deaths.
*Globally in 2013, an estimated 480 000 people developed multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB).
*The estimated number of people falling ill with TB each year is declining, although very slowly, which means that the world is on track to achieve the Millennium *Development Goal to reverse the spread of TB by 2015.
*The TB death rate dropped 45% between 1990 and 2013.

*An estimated 37 million lives were saved through TB diagnosis and treatment between 2000 and 2013.

Microscopy: 1882 & 2008

TB is one of the greatest threats to health worldwide, with nearly nine million new cases annually. The WHO reports that, if left untreated, each person with active TB infects an average of 10 to 15 people each year. To combat the disease, there is an urgent need for a diagnostic technological platform that moves beyond century-old microscopy. 

Fortunately, the LED microscopy get the advantages in TB diagnostics, and approved by WHO. What's more the LED technology also has great potential in the diagnosis of other infectious diseases, such as malaria, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. It is going to be a popular microscopy in Clinic diagnosis.

Mshot LED fluorescent microscope: MF-RB-LED

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