Infectious Disease | Tuberculosis
Eradicating tuberculosis in hotspot regions
Tuberculosis (TB) is often relegated as a sickness which only occurs among impoverished segments of the population, but TB’s impact is global, and it can be transmitted to people around the world, rich or poor. But how are different countries combatting the disease?
Anyone and everyone in Pakistan is exposed to TB, whether you attend school, step inside a hospital, or simply go shopping. TB spares no one.
Dr. Ahmed Raza Jan, heads of Aziz Medical Center, Islamabad, Pakistan
Each person has a right to know his or her TB status before receiving a potentially unnecessary medication.
Timur Abdullaev, human rights and public health consultant, Uzbekistan
This [QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus] controlled laboratory test requires only one patient visit, is highly specific and sensitive, and a positive result is strongly predictive of a true infection by M. tuberculosis, whether it is latent infection or active disease.
Dr. Elom Emeka, deputy director of medical laboratory services, Federal Ministry of health