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A total of 80 people were diagnosed with tuberculosis during 2022 in San Quentin, of whom 30 were discharged at the end of their treatment, as announced by the jurisdictional head of the Tuberculosis Program, Victor Manuel García Sierra .
The official informed that the treatment lasts for six months, is completely free of cost and should not be skipped or interrupted, as it increases the chances of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, due to which the disease continues to harm the human system. .
Cough and phlegm, among the symptoms
He explained that the work done by the program, such as ongoing dialogue on tuberculosis prevention measures in health units, communities and schools, provides ongoing guidance to prevent patients from infecting those around them.
In addition, brigades of health workers visit the patient’s home to provide treatment and supervise as it is ingested, a process called Strictly Supervised Short Treatment (TAES).
“It is important to immediately visit the nearest health center in case of any of the symptoms of the disease, which are: cough and phlegm for more than 15 days, fever, night sweats, fatigue and weight loss,” he remarked.
Finally, García Sierra urged the people of San Quentin to prevent communicable-infectious disease by washing hands, using face masks when sick, good ventilation of places, and sunlight in home and work areas.
What is tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis is an infectious and contagious disease that can be fatal, mainly affecting the lungs, therefore, officials of the Vicente Guerrero Health Services Juridiction (JSVG), inform the population that this condition is completely curable. Yes, if detected and treated in time.