Fight against TB goes beyond treatment of the disease

End TB in India Doctors Chemists & Clinical Establishments Can Land in Jail if They Fail to Report the Disease

The Under Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Chui Tak-yi, at the opening ceremony said that although the local TB rate has seen a continuous decline in recent years, it is still higher than the rates in some European and American countries and regions. Today, President and PM have also come out to address the issue of Tuberculosis in India., urging it to stop by 2050.

"While TB is highly contagious, it is also entirely preventable and curable", says Dr Shin.More than 95 per cent of TB cases and deaths in the world are in developing countries, with 45 per cent of new cases in Asia, according to 2016 figures.

India reported 4,23,000 TB deaths in 2017 and an average of 211 new infections per 1,00,000 people were diagnosed.

Our work shows that adolescents and young adults make up a substantial proportion of all people who develop tuberculosis, and that their needs deserve more careful consideration in the global response to this disease.

While the Center for Nutrition Studies, Yenepoya University provided the content for the app, it was developed with technical support from McGill International TB Centre, Montreal, reports The Hindu Business Line. Early diagnosis is crucial for the treatment of TB.

In 1882, German microbiologist Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the main cause of TB.

Dr Jason Horsley, director of public health at Portsmouth City Council, said: 'It's important that we continue to raise awareness of TB as it can affect anyone and look like a range of other conditions. Living in poverty makes you more likely to get TB, and getting TB makes you more likely to be pushed into poverty (or deeper into it). It is caused by a bacteria that spreads through the air.

Ending the global TB and HIV epidemics is possible. TB is still the world's top infectious disease killer, since overtaking HIV/AIDS in 2015. "Governments, parliamentarians and policy-makers should drive ambitious plans that will accelerate TB control at national level", he said. Medical institutions throughout the country received more than 2,000 copies of the book. Yet, contrary to WHO guidelines and other worldwide human rights standards, the public health or criminal law practices of some countries allow for involuntary hospitalization or even imprisonment of people with TB, while some countries have laws that permit mandatory treatment. The paranoia that surrounds the diseases leads to TB patients being discriminated against, adding to the negative perception the world has against the disease and its sufferers. The event was jointly organised by the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) of Telangana and Apollo.

THE Spinnaker Tower will turn red this weekend to mark World TB Day. The symptoms of tuberculosis are weakness, sudden loss of weight, fever, and night sweats.

For example, a TB-specific law in Kyrgyzstan allows for involuntary TB-related measures, including testing and treatment, isolation and hospitalization.

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