Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis on rise in Bhutan

Despite a slight decrease in overall cases of tuberculosis in the last decade, Bhutan has been witnessing an increased number of cases of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis over the years

Nov 19, 2020
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Despite a slight decrease in overall cases of tuberculosis in the last decade, Bhutan has been witnessing an increased number of cases of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis over the years.

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major public health problem in the country with the disease affecting close to 1,000 Bhutanese every year.

The National TB Control Programme (NTCP) reported 1,016 TB cases last year alone. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2020 Global TB Report, an estimated 1,300 all forms of TB cases are seen in Bhutan.


Source- https://kuenselonline.com/tuberculosis-still-a-big-concern-for-bhutan/

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