A review of Tuberculosis cases in Al Quefia hospital for two years 2010 and 2015
Al Quefia chest and tuberculosis (TB) hospital was owned by king Idris El sonosy. Later on, it was handed over to the ministry of health. It is a teaching hospital of 215 beds located in Al Quefia village which is approximately 15 km from Benghazi. The hospital is designed to be available for diagnosis and treatment of TB and other chest diseases.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes. Once rare in developed countries, tuberculosis infections began increasing in 1985, partly because of the emergence of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens a person's immune system so it can't fight the TB germs. In the United States, because of stronger control programs, tuberculosis began to decrease again in 1993, but remains a concern. Many strains of tuberculosis resist the drugs most used to treat the disease. People with active tuberculosis must take several types of medications for many months to eradicate the infection and prevent development of antibiotic resistance.