In order to discuss the factors that lead to the prevention of tuberculosis treatment, the formation of strategies for the avoidance and control of the numbers of the disease in the borough of Porto Velho, the Municipal Health Department (Semusa) began on Monday (19) and & # 39; n continue this Tuesday (20) to the "Tuberculosis Tender" seminar. The actions are the Department of Health, Supervision and Co-ordination of Tuberculosis Management in partnership with the Agency's State of Mental Health Vision (Agevisa) and takes place in the Auditorium of the Ministry of Labor.
"Tuberculosis, although it is an old disease, is an important public health problem due to the patient's infection being given or excluded," said Nilda Barros, a municipal tuberculosis control co-ordinator.
According to Régia Pacheco, director of the Semusa Health Survey, Porto Velho presents epidemiological indicators that cause concern, as the prevention of treatment is high. "The Ministry of Health recommends a 85% improvement rate and give a maximum of 5%, however, in our capital in 2017, 74.6% were recovering new cases of positive pulmonary tuberculosis and abolished 22.9%, "he said.
The main strategy for its success is to achieve the treatment directly in the basic health units that perform the examination and sputum treatment.
From 2017 to October 2018, 612 new cases enrolled. Last year there were 354 new cases, 38 exchanges, 63 re-created after leaving, 26 cases per transfer, a total of 481 cases.
As early as 2018, new cases had a total of 258, and 22 transfers, 32 redirected, 17 transferred, which were 329 cases.
Where to look for care
All people with signs and suspected symptoms of tuberculosis should seek the nearest Primary Health Unit (BHU) for the evaluation, diagnosis, early treatment and sequencing of the case.
The treatment should be done for at least 6 months, daily, and free of intervention, and is available in health units of the SUS network. The medication has to moderate across Brazil and the patient does not have to move away from family life.