The latest tuberculosis facts are indeed making headway as WHO tells everyone to be on high alert. According to the latest census, here are some of the tuberculosis facts which you should be aware of.
In 2022, a total of 1.3 million patients died of Tuberculosis.
Having HIV with Tuberculosis, the chances of fatality increases. Among the 1.3 million, almost 167,000 already had HIV.
One of the public health crises is Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) since only 2-5 people got treatment for drug resistance in 2022.
Although 1.3 million is a huge number, the global combat efforts for Tuberculosis have been saving 75 million others since 2000.
10.6 million individuals fell ill through Tuberculosis worldwide. 5.8 million of them were men, and 3.5 million were children, and 1.3 million were children. Unfortunately, there are no studies that show TB effects one person more than the other, considering Tuberculosis is a possibility for every person of every age.
According to UN estimation, more than $13 USD is necessary to prevent, treat, and cure Tuberculosis to achieve a TB-free target. This was an estimation of the global target of 2018 a proposed by the world.
If we want to end the TB epidemic by 2030, the UN has to strictly start following the TB guidelines. It is even one of the targets for the United Nations Health Sustainable Goals.
Tuberculosis affects the lungs. It is caused by a certain type of bacteria. It is an airborne disease that could spread from sneezing, coughing, and spitting.
Individuals with latent Tuberculosis (TB) infection do not experience symptoms and are not capable of spreading the infection. Only a small percentage of those who contract TB will develop the disease and exhibit symptoms, with infants and children being more susceptible.
Several factors can elevate the likelihood of developing tuberculosis disease:
- Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels.
- A compromised immune system, such as in cases of HIV or AIDS.
- Tobacco consumption.