Figure 1. Global incidence of tuberculosis. Of the estimated 8.8 million cases worldwide, more than 40% of the cases are in Southeast Asia; India has approximately 53.3% of those cases. A, Americas; Afr, Africa; WP, Western Pacific; E, Europe; M, Eastern Mediterranean; and SEA, Southeast Asia; Ind, Indonesia; B, Bangladesh; Thai, Thailand; My, Myanmar. *Others include Bhutan, 0.05%; Nepal, 1.2%; Maldives, 0.001%; Sri Lanka, 1%; DPR Korea, 1.2%. (Data from reference 2).