CHINESE TUBERCULOSIS PATIENT LIES IN A BEIJING HOSPITAL.
Chinese tuberculosis patient, Wu Anshan, 58, from Hebei province, undergoes treatment at the Beijing Tuberculosis Hospital March 18. Tuberculosis remains the most deadly infectious disease in China accounting for more than 250,000 deaths each year. China, which has more than six million tuberculosis patients who are mainly from rural areas, has been working closely with the World Bank and World Health Organisation to control the disease. March 24 marks the World Tuberculosis Day. Picture taken 18MAR99.