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Increase recorded

By LUKE RAWALAI
Saturday, February 22, 2014

TUBERCULOSIS cases in the country increased by about 50 over the past two years.

Last year, 269 cases were registered while the figure in 2012 was 218. Of the 269 cases, 48 were from the North.

Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr Eloni Tora said in 2012, 35 cases were recorded in the North.

The recent reported cases showed an increase along the Suva-Nausori corridor.

"The prevalence of TB is slowly decreasing every year with a slight increase last year and Fiji has a very low incidence of TB cases compared to other countries around the world," Dr Tora said.

He saidthe ministry wase holding awareness programs of the disease.





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