TB Is Still A Health Issue



Tuberculosis is one of the world's deadliest bacterial diseases which has killed countless people throughout history. An estimated 10 million people contracted TB last year, and 95% of those who fell ill came from developing countries. 120 cases were diagnosed in Belize in 2016. But while the disease is extremely infectious and dangerous, it does not have to be life threatening. You may not know it, but there is a cure for TB. Which is why the Ministry of Health held the Tuberculosis Awareness Fair today. The fair was aimed at educating the public on the symptoms of TB as well as preventative measures. We spoke the the Ministry's TB Adherence Councilor, Kevin Mendez, about the even...

Mendez told us staying in shape is the easiest way to prevent the disease, but if you should see symptoms in yourself or a loved one, do not hesitate to get tested.