Apapa General Hospital Marks World Tuberculosis Day
By Michael Oputeh
The world Tuberculosis day is observed annually on 24th March to raise awareness about TB and efforts to end the global epidemics making the day in 1882.
Dr. Maclawrence Famuyiwa, explain that TB is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person through the air.
TB, usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body of such as the brain, the kidney or the spin. A person with TB can die if they do not get treatment.
Dr. Maclawrence said the general symptoms of TB disease include feelings of sickness or weakness, weight loss, fever and night sweats. The symptoms of TB disease by the lungs also include coughing, chest pain and the coughing up of blood.
The symptoms of TB disease in other parts of the world depends on the area affected.
The Medical Director and chief Executive officer of Apapa General Hospital, Dr. Ajibola Keshinro, said the TB, germs are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs or sneezes.