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More Men Are Suffering From TB Than women

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Sixty seven per cent of Kenyans with Tuberculosis do not seek medical attention, this is according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health.

Speaking during the commemoration of the World TB Day, the survey co-ordinator Dr. Jane Ong’ang’o says 558 in 100,000 are affected by TB in Kenya.

This is double the figures produced by WHO which only stated that 233 people in 100,000 suffer from TB in Kenya.

Dr. Jane says the survey revealed that the prevalence of TB in men is twice as high as that of women.

She insists that the government should invest in GeneXpert a technology for TB diagnosis which is the most effective way of doing  screening test for patients accumulating to 70% of the cases.




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