In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.5 million died from the disease. – WHO
TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected.
In 2014, an estimated one million children became ill with TB and 140 000 children died of TB.