#PeoplesForum: Do You Have TB, Call this Number ASAP

24 March, 2017
My Programs

Today is world Tuberculosis day. However on Wednesday March 22nd, we had some experts tell us more about Tuberculosis. They also dropped a hotline for everyone who has or knows anyone who has TB.

These number is 08002255282

Here are some key points about tuberculosis.

  • The World Health Organization estimates that 9 million people a year get sick with TB, with 3 million of these "missed" by health systems
  • TB is among the top 3 causes of death for women aged 15 to 44
  • TB symptoms (cough, fever, night sweats, weight loss, etc.) may be mild for many months, and people ill with TB can infect up to 10-15 other people through close contact over the course of a year
  • TB is an airborne pathogen, meaning that the bacteria that cause TB can spread through the air from person to person

 

My guests on the show were

 

Dr Agujiobi Ifeanyi

Cordinator, Enugu State Tuberculosis & Leprosy programme

ifagujiobi@yahoo.com

 

Dr Ogoamaka Chukwuogo

Project officer, KNVC/challenge TB project, Enugu State

Ogoamaka.chukwuogo@kncvtbc.org

 

 

 

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