World Tuberculosis Day Marked

World Tuberculosis Day was marked here today with the theme ‘Wanted: leaders for a TB-free world’. “It is an effort to end TB,” said Dr Kedar Narsingh KC, director at National Tuberculosis Center. To meet the Sustainable Development Goals, Nepal has to eradicate TB by 2030, however, increasing cases of multi-drug resistant TB have turned…

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How can MDR-TB be prevented?

The most important thing a person can do to prevent the spread of MDR-TB is to take all their medications exactly as prescribed by their health-care provider. No doses should be missed and treatment should never be stopped early. Patients should tell their health-care provider if they are having trouble taking the medications. If patients…

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