Tuberculous is an epidemic in Honduras, which basically means it’s always been present, but from time to time an inability to control it means it surges violently in the country.
That’s how Delia Tercero, an epidemiologist from the regional department of health explained it, and that they’ve detected more people affected by it. “We have registered some 135 new cases, and many of them are working age young people and children.”
Delia indicated that in the case of children, many get infected due to their grandparents and not taking precautions to avoid getting sick.
A difference in treatment compared to other sicknesses, those who suffer from tuberculous, need to head to the doctor contentiously, daily, for their medicine and to ensure they are taking their medicine and treatments correctly.
Karla Banegas, director of the Tuberculous treatment program in the Barahona hospital, says that they are working on recruitment programs to help patients in the neighborhoods and colonies in San Pedro Sula.
“Actually we have 190 patients in treatment just in the health center, and weekly we have an average of 5 positive cases.” Says Banegas.
*Translation. Original source down below*.