General : Selangor Records Second Highest TB Cases In 2013

SHAH ALAM, April 24 (Bernama) — Selangor has the second highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Malaysia when incidence of the disease rose 16 per cent last year compared to 2012.

Selangor Health director, Datuk Dr Azman Abu Bakar said in 2013, there were 4,151 cases reported with 245 deaths compared to 3,560 cases with 214 deaths for 2012.

“TB, an airborne disease is the second biggest killer after Aids and if TB patients are not treated immediately, it will spread to the entire community and may become the number one cause of deaths for infectious diseases.

“It is estimated that there are 500 undetected TB cases in …
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