Sunday, November 29, 2015

TB not easy to treat, says WHO

 WORLD Health Organisation country representative Dr Peiter Van Mareen says multi-drug resistant TB is not easy to treat.
He said drugs and injections had a lot of side effects and caused much suffering for patients who had faced the treatment. “So going through that treatment for particularly drug resistant TB for two years is a huge undertaking on the side of the patient but also on the side of the health system,” he told a media conference on Wednesday. Van Mareen said in order to prevent the disease from spreading further, health professionals needed to identify those patients who were suffering from active TB and those who were spreading the disease whic was a challenge.