Malaysia: 30 Percent of TB Cases in Sabah due to high number of illegal immigrants

Posted on June 26, 2014 • Filed under: Asia, Travel Health reported thirty per cent of the total tuberculosis (TB) cases in Malaysia were reported in Sabah pharmacy

due to the high influx of illegal immigrants. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said illegal immigrants were one of the problems that the ministry faced in its effort to control the spread of TB in Sabah. “Measures to detect TB cases are complicated as the immigrants often relocate to avoid detection by the authorities. “For those who do seek treatment, they often fail to complete the whole course of treatment, resulting in Multiple Drugs Resistant TB (MDRTB),” he said. Read Article

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