Tuberculosis in Falluja ( 1 year ) Epidemiological study ( 30/6/2007 – 1/7/2008)
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2009, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 106-114
AbstractObjective: To study the incidence of tuberculosis in Falluja for 1 year (2007-2008).
Subjects & Methods: Collection of all T.B cases in the city who attended T.B center and classified them according to type of T.B.Then treating and following up them.
Results: Notified incidence of disease in Falluja was 28 cases/100000 of population for all types and 11 cases/100000 of population for sp +ve pulm. type , 2/3 of all T.B cases are pulmonary type.
The detection rate was 44% for active pulmonary T.B which represents 63% of the goal of WHO (the goal is detect 70% of expected active pulm. T.B).
Conclusion: Low detection rate especially for active pulm. T.B in Comparison with expected T.B cases in Iraq .
This study makes the need for T.B center in a city of large population like Falluja supplied with enough respiratory disease medication including anti T.B and provide a well trained health case personnel's.
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