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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Prevalence Survey

Introduction The Annual Report of National Tuberculosis Program (2014) shows that the case notification rate (CNR) of all forms of TB has remained stagnant for last 10 years in Nepal even when each layered and analyzed in the regional/ eco-terrain level. So, the Government of Nepal needs to know the reality of TB prevalence in…

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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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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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