Editor/Author：Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Publisher：Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Date of Publication：Nov. 2011
Date of Begin Publication：：Jul. 2007
Content：Tuberculosis is one of the most widespread communicable diseases in the world. For years, tuberculosis has had the highest incidence and mortality rate among all communicable diseases in Taiwan. In 2010, there were 13,237 tuberculosis cases (57 cases per 100,000 population) and 654 tuberculosis-related deaths (2.8 cases per 100,000 population) in Taiwan. In the follow-up of treated cases, the treatment success rate of new smear-positive cases notified in 2009 is 66%, which is lower than the WHO’s treatment success rate target of 85%, suggesting more efforts need to be put into the control of tuberculosis. This report records Taiwan’s epidemiological data of tuberculosis in 2009 and part of 2010. It is hoped that it will provide some insight into the tuberculosis epidemic and prevention and control efforts implemented in Taiwan. Your comments on this annual report are most welcome.