As the globe marks World Tuberculosis day, the Federal Ministry of Health has highlighted reasons patients of Tuberculosis die silently.
Olajumoke Adebari, an Assistant Director of Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization unit of the national Tuberculosis program, said the disease kills silently because those infected delay in carrying out tests and treating it appropriately.
She spoke during a sensitization programme at Agwan Shaho in Karmo area of Abuja as part of activities to celebrate world Tuberculosis day.
According to Adebari: “World TB Day was the day that Robert Koch in 1882 found the treatment for Tuberculosis. So since then, we started commemorating that day yearly; having found the drug for Tuberculosis, people will not die from TB again. When they take the complete dose of the treatment, they get cured.