Over 70% Of TB Patients In Nigeria Only Presents At Late Stages –

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Control Officer of the Lagos State Tuberculosis (TB), Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer, Dr. Hussan Abdulrazak spoke at the launching of a TB Awareness Campaign at Mushin Local Government Secretariat, Lagos State, by the Agbami Co-Venturers.

This was part of his speech;
“A prevalence study showed that TB awareness in the country is at 30 per cent and the low awareness rate is responsible for more cases of the disease. Abdulrazak noted low awareness rate as an underlying factor to more TB deaths in Nigeria, as often time people take for granted cough, its main symptoms.
“Cough can be caused by several factors, thus the need to educate people that cough for two weeks and beyond could be TB,” he added.Abdulrazak explained that people are not aware enough to seek health care, which explains why they report late and eventually death, “TB is curable if detected early, so no basis for it to kill anyone.
“People can get access to free diagnosis and treatment in every Local Government Area (LGA) and Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state

 

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