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Living with Tuberculosis in Rio, Brazil. 2009
Brazil is one of the 22 hard-burden countries of tuberculosis in the world, where 82,000 TB patients live. In the state of Rio, there are more than 14,000 TB patients were reported in 2007. Places like Rocinha favela where overcrowded houses give little room to breathe for poor residents, who have higher risks of getting infected with TB than the people with bigger houses and rooms. According to Rio's Health Department, 1,250 cases of MDR-TB (Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis) were reported between 1989 and 2008.