WHO Fact about TBC

 
 

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 9.4 million people developed active TB in 2008, up from 9.27 million in 2007 and 9.24 million in 2006. Among the 15 countries with the highest rate of transmission of TB in 2007, 13 were in Africa, while half of all new cases are in six Asian countries - Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Philippines. TB is the seventh leading cause of death in poor countries.

"Tuberculosis is one of three primary diseases that are closely related to poverty, the other two are AIDS and malaria ", as quoted from the British news agency, Reuters.

 

Facts about tuberculosis
 

  1. Tuberculosis is spread easily through the air. When infected people cough, sneeze, talk or spit, they put out the bacteria. Just a little is enough bacteria to cause infection. One person in the world to be a new terinfektisi TB every second.
  2. Almost all the hidden TB transmission, the carrier showed no symptoms and they are not infected. However, one in 10 people will develop TB throughout life mainly due to weakening of the immune system.
  3. From 1.8 million deaths in 2008, or 4930 deaths per day, half a million are AIDS patients. TB mostly attacks young adults who are at their most productive period. The vast majority of TB deaths occur in the developing world. More than half occur in Asia.
  4. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 9.4 million people developed active TB in 2008, up from 9.27 million in 2007 and 9.24 million in 2006. Among the 15 countries with the highest rate of transmission of TB in 2007, 13 were in Africa, while half of all new cases are in six Asian countries - Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines.
  5. TB is the seventh leading cause of death in poor countries.
  6. The average TB patient loses three to four months of work, and as much as 30 percent of annual household income. The World Bank estimates that the disease is eliminating four to seven per cent of gross domestic income in some of the countries most severely affected.
  7. Drug-resistant TB is caused by the treatment of half-sustainable and does not often occur because patients discontinue treatment because they begin to feel better.
  8. The most dangerous form of TB is many drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is TB that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the two anti-TB drugs are the most powerful.
  9. MDR-TB figures high in some countries, particularly in India, China and the former Soviet Union, and threaten TB control efforts. MDR-TB in fact exist in all countries surveyed by WHO.
  10. Drug-resistant TB at large, or XDR-TB, is a relatively rare type of TB. Between 35 percent and 50 percent of TB patients died.

(Source: kompas.com)