More than 700 new cases of tuberculosis in the country

More than 700 new cases of tuberculosis in the country

50% of patients with Tuberculosis have been detected in hospital.

Panama- A latest report of Ministry of Health (Minsa) revealed than the country records a total of 755 new cases of tuberculosis, 46 deaths and one incidence rate of 17.53 in the first half of 2022.


Edwin Aizpurua, national chief for Tuberculosis Control of the Minsaexplained that this illness is caused by a bacteria (mycobacterium tuberculosis)I know contagious through the airwaysyes and consists of 4 symptoms: persistent cough for more than 15 days, fever, night sweats Y weightloss.

Actions to decrease the tuberculosis

He explained that throughl Minsa run various Actions based on the mechanisms implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO)), What do they seek reach zero (0) cases Y death for this disease in 2030.

“We still have a large percentage (50%) of hospital-diagnosed patientswhen this test should be done at the primary care level in a timely manner, it is a situation that we have been reinforcing and we insist that they follow up once it is detected,” said the Dr. Aizpurua.

The Cutaneous tuberculin and IGRA blood test They are used to detect the latent TB infection. For the disease, the Xpert MTB equipment is used and the sample is sputum. G/C

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