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Home Health DISEASE - 4,026 tuberculosis cases registered in 2018

DISEASE – 4,026 tuberculosis cases registered in 2018

A total of 4,026 people became ill with tuberculosis in the country during the last year 2018, of which 21.7 percent have HIV.

The information was offered during a day whose objective is to raise awareness among the public about this disease.

Aurora Rodríguez, coordinator of the activity, said that of that figure 67.7% are men and the rest are women.

The day, which has as its motto: "It's time to end tuberculosis", was developed on the occasion of the commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day yesterday.

The event aims to impact at least 3,000 residents in the capital and is developed by the Church of God of Prophecy. The mortality rate for the disease during that period is 1.8%, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

There are 1,609 centers in the country to treat tuberculosis.

For Rodriguez, the detection and timely treatment of the disease in the country represents a challenge, which is why it is necessary to implement campaigns and seminars that promote its detection.

The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday asked the international community, in a statement on the occasion of the date, a final effort to end the scourge of tuberculosis.

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