Thursday, September 20, 2018

Yekaterinburg holds TB tests

As a part of World Tuberculosis Day, the city of Yekaterinburg held a fluorographic inspection event on Saturday in which physicians examined Yekaterinburg citizens for the infectious disease tuberculosis.

World TB Day is traditionally held on the third Saturday of March. Prevention measures for tuberculosis include passing fluorography tests once every two years, proper hygiene and foods rich in protein and minerals, the Euro-Asian News reports.

"Intrigue of tuberculosis in that they can easily get infected and it is difficult to be cured," a representative of the event said, according to the Euro-Asian News. "Tuberculosis is spread by coughing, sneezing and even talking with the patient. Tuberculosis affects the lungs, kidneys, bone, nervous system and even the eyes. The symptoms (include) fatigue, fever, insomnia, fever, increased sweating."

TB incidence has increased in recent years in Yekaterinburg. There were 991 registered cases of active tuberculosis in the city in 2011, with a rate of 72.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This was a 12 percent increase among the adult population when compared with the number of cases in 2010 and an 80 percent increase among children. During the event, a significant number of patients were found to carry TB among the young and middle aged.