World TB Day
The COVID-19 pandemic has made finding, diagnosing and treating tuberculosis (TB) increasingly difficult
People are less likely to seek care, and many of the services are running at a vastly reduced capacity. As we have seen with Ebola outbreaks in the past, and the SARS pandemic in 2003, this could give TB an opportunity to spread whilst our attention is elsewhere. In order to try and prevent huge increases in mortality and damage to TB programs, the WHO and various government bodies are providing guidance and advice on how to maintain routine services during this time. Diagnosing and treating TB is as important as ever, if not more important, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The road to ending tuberculosis (TB)
TB eradication begins with accurate TB diagnosis