|The Cause||TB is caused by the TB germ which is breathed into the lungs via the tiny drops of moisture sprayed into the air by cough or sneeze of people with active TB in the infectious stage.|
|Signs & Symptoms of T.B.||
|Early detection and effective treatment
||Detection & Treatment available in all health facilities in the country:
|Contacts of TB patients||Persons who are in close, constant and prolonged contact with TB patients.
Investigations carried out :
All contacts listed are to come for investigation immediately.
|Tuberculosis can be cured||Short Course Treatment ( 6 months )
1) Initial Phase - 2 months of taking tablets injection daily. Sunday to take tablets
2) Continuing Phase - 4 months of taking tablets injection twice weekly
a) Mondays and Thursdays
b) Tuesdays and Fridays
c) Wednesdays and Saturdays
Any untoward effects, inform Chest Clinic Doctor ImmediatelyDefaulting Treatment- Defaulting Treatment will result in recurrence of the disease which will be more difficult to CURE.
|Reproduced with kind permission from Ministry Of Health|