Unlike viral diseases, tuberculosis is caused by a bacterial pathogen. TB is considered to be the deadliest infectious disease worldwide, but in most cases it can be treated successfully with antibiotics - as long as it's diagnosed early enough.
Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment.
The World Health Organization's yearly TB report is not exactly bursting with good news. Too many people still die of the curable disease and countries aren't spending enough money to fight it.
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