Saturday, 27 March 2010

Tuberculosis cases on the increase in Mwanza

From The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Grace Chilongola

The number of tuberculosis patients in Mwanza Region has been increasing annually, whereby last year a total of 5,385 cases were reported.

This was revealed yesterday by regional TB co-ordinator Dr William Byemelwa.

He said over a period of five years the number increased tremendously, from 4,517 in 2005 to 4,905 in 2008.

He attributed the increase mainly to lack of education among the people on how the disease is transmitted.

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