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Category : TB
TB Hits Two Suspected Pirates in Shimo La Tewa Prison The Star, Pg. 3
Thursday, 12 May 2011

Shimo la Tewa prison in Mombasa has reported an outbreak of tuberculosis with two inmates becoming casualties.

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Risking TB in Nyanza’s Gold Mines The People, Pg.15
Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011

According to a 2010 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, mining for gold was associated with considerably higher TB incidence than any other mining. This is due to the dusty conditions, crowded nature of mines and poor ventilation. Nyanza province is highly affected since it

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New Test to Reduce TB Related Deaths The People, Pg 18
Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011

According to a local TB consultant, Dorothy Ongoro, the new test is capable of detecting the disease in fewer hours than in the previous case of three hours. This is also expected to assist in the detection of more people suffering from drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

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TB Patient Jailed For Defaulting Treatment Reject Issue 038, Pg. 2
Saturday, 16 Apr 2011

Baricho court in Kiirinyaga County has jailed a 24 year old tuberculosis patient for eight months for defaulting on his medication. The decision was reached after public health officials reported that he defaulted on his medication severally making it hard to control the disease.

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Multi-Drug Resistance TB Clouds Gains Made Against the War on TB Sunday Express, Pg. 18
Sunday, 10 Apr 2011

The government through the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation says it’s concerned about the rising cases of multi drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the country and is putting in strategies and resources to check its spread and so far has decentralized MDR-TB treatment centers from two to

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War on TB Prevalence Intensified Kenya Today, Pg.9
Monday, 04 Apr 2011

According to figures, up to 20 per cent of TB cases reported across the country are from Nyanza province. Health authorities say that the high TB rate is linked to comparatively higher prevalence rate of HIV-AIDS in the province. About 6 per cent of TB patients in Nyanza are HIV positive.

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TB Patient Averse to Medicine Imprisoned Weekend Star, Pg.4
Saturday, 02 Apr 2011

Benson Mutugi, a 24 year old TB patient has been jailed for eight months by Baricho County. He was jailed for defaulting to take his medicine which makes it hard for his body to control the disease. Public Health Officer Gilbert Muchiri said that the only way to make sure that Mutugi completed hi

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How East Africa Is Winning Fight against Tuberculosis The Star, Pg. 23
Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011

The East African countries have begun a major effort to coordinate surveillance of communicable diseases. They are establishing a regional network of public laboratories that will improve access to high quality diagnosis services among vulnerable population living in the cross-border areas of all

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