Nigeria has been ranked 1st in Africa and 6th globally among the high Tuberculosis (TB) burden countries and on the list of 14 countries with triple-burden of TB, HIV-associated TB, and multi-drug resistance TB (MDR-TB). Xinhua reports that Itohowo Uko of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) of the Federal Ministry of Health made the disclosure in her presentation on TB situation in Nigeria, during a virtual media orientation programme on TB, which held simultaneously in seven states on Tuesday. She also disclosed that 69 percent of TB patients in the countries that are not treated and/or notified in case of untreated pulmonary TB can infect 10 to 15 persons per year.