Nine million people developed tuberculosis in 2013

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A technician prepares blood for testing at the Blue House Clinic in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 5 February 2007. The clinic provides treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, run by Médecins Sans Frontières
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Improvement in the collection of information on tuberculosis shows that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.

That's according to a report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday.

WHO's "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014" reveals that nine million people developed TB in 2013 and 1.5 million died from the disease, including 360,000 people who were HIV positive.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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