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In Latvia Today, 7:33 am, more than 300 people contracted tuberculosis in Latvia last year

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Andra Cīrule, chief physician of the Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, said in an interview with Latvian Television’s “Morning Panorama” program that the data for the previous year showed that 317 people had tuberculosis.

At the same time, data on the number of patients with tuberculosis are becoming clear.

“The Covid period has made access to healthcare difficult and the number of tuberculosis cases has decreased rapidly. This is not a good trend because these cases are not detected, there is more transmission of the infection, there are more severe cases.” and abducted cases and patients die,” explained Cīrule.

On March 23, the Latvian Tuberculosis Society, in collaboration with the inpatient “Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Center” (TPSC) of the Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital (RAKUS), is holding a public interdisciplinary discussion to update and discuss the challenges and issues involved. The increase in tuberculosis cases in our country.

Tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases. An average of 4,400 people worldwide die of tuberculosis every day, and about 30,000 people contract this preventable and treatable disease. In addition, the Covid-19 epidemic, wars and conflicts in the world, and socio-economic inequality are important factors that affect the progress made over the years in the fight to eradicate tuberculosis and place an even greater burden on people. especially the most vulnerable groups of society are affected by the disease.

Source: Tv Net

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