In Crimea, the incidence of tuberculosis has decreased, as well as the death rate
As the specialist notes, anyone can become infected with this disease. Citizens with reduced immunity and patients with any chronic diseases have an increased risk of the disease. In addition, susceptibility to tuberculosis is increased by factors such as frequent smoking and imprisonment. The source of tuberculosis infection can be both people and animals that release mycobacteria into the environment. Koch’s bacillus is able to maintain viability in the external environment for several months , — reported the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Crimea.
Lilia Mamotenko notes that the main symptoms of tuberculosis are a prolonged cough (more than 2 weeks), weight loss, night sweats and fever in the evenings, pain when breathing or coughing. In case of such signs, it is imperative to consult a doctor.