Curbing rising tuberculosis deaths.

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Speaking at a commemorative event for 2016 World Tuberculosis Day in Abuja, the Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, recently alerted the nation to the rising incidence of tuberculosis (TB) related deaths in the country;  he revealed that about 250,000 lives are lost to the disease in Nigeria every year.

The minister also observed that of this global group, Nigeria account for 15 percent of the gap In tuberculosis case notification;  the implication, he said is that only one out of six tuberculosis cases are detected, thereby putting others at great risk of contracting the highly infectious disease.

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