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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What is TB disease?

Not all people with TB infection get active TB disease. Only when people infected with the TB bacteria start  showing signs and symptoms associated with TB are they considered to have active TB disease. Some people develop TB disease soon after becoming infected, before their immune system can fight back. Other people may get sick later, when their immune system becomes…

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