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：Oct. 2012
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 2011, there were 12,634 tuberculosis cases (55 cases per 100,000 population) and 638 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 2010 is 66.4%, 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 2010 and part of 2011. 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.