TB killed 192 in Adamawa in 2012 -Agency

No fewer than 3,382 cases of Tuberculosis were recorded in Adamawa in 2012 out of whom 3,098 were successfully treated by the state TB Control Programme.


Project Manager of the Control Programme, Dr Stephen John, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Yola.


He said 192 of the patients died of the disease, while 41 others failed to complete their treatment.


“In 2012, Tuberculosis statistics showed that 3,382 cases were recorded, 192 died and 41 missed the treatment, while 3,098 successfully completed their treatment,” John said.


He said 3,460 cases were recorded in 2013, adding that statistics of the dead, defaulters and those that completed their treatment were being compiled.


He said the government was making progress in combating tuberculosis in the state, considering the increased number of cases being detected each year.


John said high cases of the diseases were recorded in Yola North, Yola South, Mubi North, Mubi South, Michika and Numan local government areas due to high population density.

He said lack of adequate microscopes in some TB laboratories, mobility for supervision and monitoring, as well as inadequate staff were some of the constraints to the control programme in the state.


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