TUBERCULOSIS:BIGGER DANGER THAN CORONAVIRUS TO THE WORLD

It all starts with mid fever and malaise which is then followed by a cough and sometimes shortness of breath. The infection is marked to be spread more in public places and in-crowd. To contain …

It all starts with mid fever and malaise which is then followed by a cough and sometimes shortness of breath. The infection is marked to be spread more in public places and in-crowd. To contain it, it requires the whole tracing of whom the patient met and every contact he or she made which is followed by their isolation, and eventually, the treatment of the patient takes sometimes a week and sometimes a few months.

Tuberculosis (TB): Types, Symptoms, and Risks. Credits- Health Xchange

 

The answer to it is not coronavirus, it is tuberculosis which nearly kills 1.5 people every year around the world. Now, this disease has spread at such a rate that it has touched every layer of earth.

As now, the world is fighting the battle with coronavirus, people have forgotten about Tuberculosis and its allied diseases such as HIV and Malaria which is now again spreading at a fast pace again.

The COVID-19 crisis has depleted our resources and took our world where it was 20 years ago.

The amid of coronavirus has made the doctors, clinics, and hospitals overlook the patients who are fighting and struggling with Tuberculosis as the primary focus everywhere is to get rid of COVID-19 as soon as possible.

India has seen a 75% fall in the patients of Tuberculosis since the outbreak of coronavirus and in Russia, the clinical which were probably for HIV  testing has been converted to Coronavirus testing and treatment.

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A survey says that the lockdown across different parts of the world and coming back to normal life will bring in an additional 6.3 million cases of tuberculosis and causing 1.4 million deaths from it.

Aid Organizations and governments are trying to cover up some of the damage by supplying medication followups for Tuberculosis and its allied diseases. The positive news for TB is that earlier the patient was required to take the treatment and injection for 20 months which is now reduced to 11 months with the upgradtion in the medical system.

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