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TB claimed 36 lives in Mizoram in 2014

 At least 36 people died of tuberculosis in Mizoram during 2014, Health and Family Welfare department today said.

Aizawl: At least 36 people died of tuberculosis in Mizoram during 2014, Health and Family Welfare department today said.

9,111 people suspected to have been infected with TB were tested of which 1933 were found to be positive, officials said.

Stating that a number of full blown AIDS patients died of TB, the officials said there has been an urgent need to educate people to have TB patients treated under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP).

All private hospitals and clinics were instructed to notify RNTCP officials if they discover new TB infections, they said.

From Zee News

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