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A quarter of people who have tuberculosis in Ukraine are unaware they have the disease.

Every third child detected with tuberculosis (TB) has a multidrug-resistant form of the TB, a form of the disease resistant to most antibiotics, making it difficult and costly to treat.

And Ukraine has one of the worst rates of infection by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, with more than 8,000 new cases registered in the country every year.

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