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At least 2,499 people were diagnosed with TB in 2018, according to a report released by the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
At least 2,499 people were diagnosed with TB in 2018, according to a report released by the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme|Representational image
MIZORAM

Over 3,200 diagnosed with TB in Mizoram since January last year

In comparison, as many as 1,931 were diagnosed with the disease in 2017, and 2,149 in 2016, as per a report released by Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme

Henry L Khojol

Aizawl: Over 3,200 people have been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) since January last year and so far this year in Mizoram, according to a report released by the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP).

The report said that at least 2,499 people were diagnosed with TB in 2018.

From January to March this year 4,115 blood samples have been tested out of which 757 people, including 45 minors, were found to be suffering from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the report said, adding 92% of TB patients were successfully treated during the same period.

Of the suspected 1,685 multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients, whose blood samples were tested, 21 were confirmed to be diagnosed with the disease, while 123 people suffered from both TB and HIV positive from 659 blood samples tested.

In 2017, as many as 1,931 people had been diagnosed with TB and 2,149 people  in 2016.