Like COVID-19, tuberculosis deserves more attention

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Though #COVID-19 is drawing the world’s attention, other highly infectious diseases should also be brought to the forefront. For example, tuberculosis (TB). It exists is in every part of the world and there is no country where TB has been eliminated. In 2018, 1.5 million people died from TB and 10 million were affected by it.

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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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