Thursday, August 20, 2015
AZMEX SPECIAL 21-8-15
AZMEX SPECIAL 21 AUG 2015
Note: SLRC (Yuma) 70, Nogales 33, Rocky Point 16 & AP 13.
SONORA RECORDS 589 TUBERCULOSIS CASES
HEALTH OF POPULATION AT RISK BY INCREASE OF THE DISEASE
20 / Aug / 2015
Contreras Eréndida Inzunza
Nuevo Dia / Nogales, Sonora
TB disease is a public health problem, as shown by the statistics of patients affected by the infection microbacteriosis, because only in Sonora have detected 589 new cases, where Nogales is in fifth place in number of people diagnosed with 80 percent of males and the rest in females.
In an interview with the manager of microbacteriosis State program covering diseases tuberculosis and leprosy, Cristian Miguel Tapia Torres, said that in Sonora, like all states, tuberculosis has a presence in the community, hence the importance that patients are diagnosed and treated.
Said that of the total cases in the state, most concentrated in the services of the Ministry of Health, with 429 cases, 139 belong to the IMSS, eight patients treated at the ISSSTE and the rest thirteen cases are located in the ISSSTESON and individual units.
He said that they are Hermosillo and Cajeme; cities that for years have topped the statistics in all the State, as the capital of Sonora has 177 patients, Cajeme 104, followed by San Luis Rio Colorado with 70, Guaymas with 46, and fifth Nogales with 33 people diagnosed.
Of this, he said, cities of Navojoa with 30 cases, Caborca 26, Penasco 16, Agua Prieta thirteen, Huatabampo eleven, Empalme ten, Etchojoa eight, so these are the main municipalities that today are handled as priority sites for their tuberculosis problem.
He recalled that people with very marked, determinants are those mostly are affected by the disease, such as in a state of malnutrition, HIV-positive AIDS zero, diabetes, certain immunodeficiencies, people managed for cancer treatments, or those factors risk when other infected and it is not treated.
He recalled that one infected person can spread the disease in a year to ten or fifteen people, so the visit to Nogales to meet those processes deliberate search of detection, patient management, it is precisely in this city there are 33 new cases of lung origin, extrapulmonary six cases, ie, affect other parts of the body, but not directly to the lung and bowel can be treated, lymph, among others.