Saturday, March 24, 2012

World TB Day 24 March

Today is World TB Day.

Our Health Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai just announced today that the total number of TB (Tuberculosis) cases in Malaysia in 2011 is 20,666 cases, which was a 7% increase from the previous year.

This is not a good news.

In conjunction with World TB Day, we as individuals can help to stop the spread of TB by raising the awareness of TB.

Stay away from people who don't cover their mouth when they cough/sneeze. And if you cough/sneeze, please practise cough/sneeze etiquette. Also, seek immediate treatment if your cough persists over more than 2 weeks. That's the most important rule - two weeks!

The only cure for TB is by taking antibiotics. It won't go away by itself. Chinese herbs won't cure it either. Be a responsible citizen by going to a medical doctor and not chinese sinseh.

3 comments:

MapleLeaf - YL said...

From the 20k+ TB cases, 10% of it is from the foreign workers! :(

gabe said...

Yes, and also the sad case is that 90% is from our own Malaysians.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gabe, i read your posts on ur lung problem back in 2009. May i know what happen after part 19?

Cheers,
shirly.