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Kwara records 1,869 tuberculosis cases in 2023

Dr Amina El-Imam, the Kwara Commissioner for Health, has said that the state recorded 1,869 cases of tuberculosis in 2023. Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a…

Dr Amina El-Imam, the Kwara Commissioner for Health, has said that the state recorded 1,869 cases of tuberculosis in 2023.

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs, with symptoms such as persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness

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El-Imam, who spoke on Monday in Ilorin while delivering a speech at the commemoration of the 2024 World Tuberculosis Day, explained that the disease continues to claim over 4,000 lives daily globally.

She stressed the importance of investigating all cases and ensuring patients receive anti-TB drugs. (NAN)

 

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