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Successful fight against tuberculosis in south-western Russia

A health worker prepares samples to be sent to a laboratory
WHO/E. Zolotova

In 2006, 81% of patients identified through smear microscopy recovered in the Orel district. This is higher than the national average of 59% success in 2004 — though it falls slightly short of the WHO target to cure 85% of new TB smear-positive patients.

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