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China Discovered About 900,000 Active Tuberculosis Cases in 2011

March 19 (Bloomberg) -- China reported discovering and treating about 900,000 cases of active tuberculosis in 2011, including 423,000 infectious cases, the Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing the Ministry of Health.

The nation reported 1,701 HIV/TB co-infections in 2011, as well as 51,682 cases of TB among the migrant population, Xinhua said, citing Xiao Donglou, a health inspector at the ministry, as saying.

The ministry urged health departments at all levels to further strengthen supervision of medical waste, Xinhua said in a separate report citing ministry spokesman Deng Haihua.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Jing Yang in Shanghai at jyang251@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nicholas Wadhams at nwadhams@bloomberg.net

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