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Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Sciences ISSN 2315-6864 Vol. 3(12): Pp 127-130 December 2014

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Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis among patient attending some selected hospitals at Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria

 

*1H. S. Bello, 1M. A. Isa, 2M. Bintube and 1Z. Hassan

 

1Department of Microbiology, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Borno State, Nigeria.

2 Chest clinic Screened Centre Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

 

*Corresponding author email: mustafaalhajiisa@gmail.com

 

Received 09 December, 2014; Accepted 16 December, 2014

 

Abstract

 

Tuberculosis has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) and it is the most important communicable disease worldwide. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among patients attending some selected hospitals, Maiduguri Metropolis, Nigeria. out of three thousand two hundred and seventy two (3272) patients whom attended some selected hospitals (University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and Chest Disease Screened Centre (CDSC)) at Maiduguri Metropolis were screened for pulmonary tuberculosis, 2676 (81.8%) were positive. Therefore, more pragmatic effort has to be put in place to alleviate poverty and social exclusion in the study area.

 

Keywords: Pulmonary, Tuberculosis, UMTH, CDSC and Prevalence

 

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