Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 12

Global Tuberculosis Epidemic Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Attapon Cheepsattayakorn1,3, Ruangrong Cheepsattayakorn2 and Porntep Siriwanarangsun3

1 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
3 Faculty of Medicine, Western University, Pathumtani Province, Thailand

*Corresponding Author: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn, 10th Zonal Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Received: October 28, 2023; Published: November 01, 2023


Between 2005 and 2019, globally, annual tuberculosis (TB, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M tuberculosis or M tb)) death (around 50 % of cases) decreased regularly and appeared 1.4 million of death in 2019 [1], whereas TB deaths were back to 1.5 million and 1.6 million in 2020 and 2021, respectively [1]. In 2020, global TB notification rate substantially dropped approximately 18 %, compared with 2019’s rate [1], whereas a partial recovery was noted in 2021 [1].


  1. Falzon D., et al. “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global tuberculosis epidemic”. Frontiers in Immunology (2023).
  2. Flores-Lovon K., et al. “Immune responses in COVID-19 and tuberculosis coinfection : a scoping review”. Frontiers in Immunology (2022).
  3. Jeong Y and Min J. “Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on tuberculosis preventive services and their post-pandemic recovery strategies : a rapid review of literature”. Journal of Korean Medical Science 5 (2023): e43.


Citation: Attapon Cheepsattayakorn., et al. “Global Tuberculosis Epidemic Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic".Acta Scientific Microbiology 6.12 (2023): 43-46.


Copyright: © 2023 Attapon Cheepsattayakorn., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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