Tuberculosis will return to be one of the deadliest diseases within a few decades, scientists suggest in an article published on the informational network "BBC".
Smokers have two times more chances to be affected by the deadly lung infections, compared with non smokers.Areas that will be affected more by the "epidemic" of tuberculosis is expected to be in Africa, Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asian regions.An anti-smoking organization has expressed its concern and efforts to combat the spread of smoking-related diseases is hampered by aggressive advertising campaigns of the tobacco industry in some regions of the world.
"It has been 20 years since the World Health Organization has declared tuberculosis as a global health emergency," says John Moore-Gilton doctor, a specialist in lung diseases. "Since then, touching rates from this disease were amplified and joined with the increase of smokers on the planet, threatening to pass a fatal combination." Almost one in five people in the world consumes tobacco in developing countries, their number is much higher than in rich countries.
In a parallel study, University of California has provided through a mathematical model that observing touch these rates from tuberculosis in 2050, the number who will lose their lives from this infection can reach up to 40 million people. If this happens, return tuberculosis threatens to be one of the most dangerous diseases in the world, as in the beginning of last century. With 40 million fatalities per year, tuberculosis will cause more deaths than tumor diseases.
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