mytontolou.com - The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that as many as one million children around the world suffering from Tuberculosis (TB) or Mycobacterium Tuberculosis by 2014 and 140,000 of them died.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis in children shows still occur on an ongoing transfer germs the illness in question. Children are usually exposed and infected as a result of its proximity to people close like family members afflicted with tuberculosis.
Attack of tuberculosis not recognize age however, worst among children aged one to four years. Children can become sick shortly hit Mycobacterium infection, but sometimes symptoms of infection occur quite late.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis in children can be cured if detected early and treated ideally. Those who are at risk of contracting TB germs can be detected using simple methods and tools scan the chest or clinical assessment by trained health staff.
However, what encrypt diagnosis in children is seen on most patients come from poor families, lack of knowledge about the disease and live in communities that have limited access to the health services.
In Malaysia, the number of children aged less than five years was diversified with this dangerous disease increased from 244 cases by 2014 to 277 cases last year.
The number is worrying because showed an increase by 13 per cent. Therefore, understanding about risk of infection of tuberculosis among children is to improve the diagnosis and prevention of child patients in the country.
Data on 2015 shows about 253,955 people in high risk groups have been seen on examination and as a result a total of 3,039 cases detected positive with TB.
Community should play a role in efforts to reduce the burden of this disease. Through the Community initiatives non aedes and tuberkulosis (COMBAT), it aims to change public behaviors to practice a healthy lifestyle such as cough etiquette and hand hygiene for prevention.
The message of awareness of symptoms of tuberculosis in turn carried out through the involvement of volunteers who will do house-to-house visit.
Residents who show symptoms like cough lasting more than two weeks, fever, nights weats, appetite loss and diminished weight will be referred to the health center nearest to you for further examination and detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.