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Kaduna records 2,428 cases of tuberculosis

Kaduna records 2,428 cases of tuberculosis

The Kaduna state Tuberculosis and Leprosy control programme has recorded 2,428 cases in the past six months.

Dr Abubakar Sadiq, the state’s programme manager, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.

He said several strategies had been employed, in line with the Federal Ministry of Health guidelines, to improve the Tuberculosis indices in the state.

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He identified the strategies to include active case finding through targeted outreaches, House-to-house case search, contact tracing, public-private mix intervention and other active TB case finding activities.

The manager revealed that the state had acquired 13 gene Xpert machines for use in nine local government areas and that the machines had cumulatively tested over 38,256 suspected tuberculosis cases.

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With the provision of 184AFB microscopy sites across the 23 LGAs, the number of facilities providing TB services in the state had been scaled up from 43 per cent to 62 per cent, he said.

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