Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

13 drop in TB cases in Oman last year MoH  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 24/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the country has come down by 13.3 per cent in 2013 compared to 2012, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).


In 2013, the number of notified TB cases was 325, while it was 375 in 2012. A senior official in the ministry said that the decrease in numbers is remarkable.


According to him, during the last year, the percentage of new pulmonary smear positive cases was 57.2 per cent (186) and smear negative cases was 11.7 per cent (38), while cases of extra-pulmonary TB constituted 31.1 per cent (101).


''The governorate of Muscat recorded the highest percentage of new TB cases,'' he said. Oman is trying to bring down the number of cases to one out of every 100,000 by 2015. ''Currently, it is 3.59 out of every 100,000,'' he said.


Talking about distribution of TB among males and females, the official said, ''Sputum positive cases are relatively low among females (47.8 per cent) when compared to men (52.2 per cent). The incidence of extra-pulmonary TB is 55.7 per cent in males and 44.3 per cent in females.''


The official also said that last year all TB cases were tested for HIV. ''Five tested positive,'' he said. He pointed out that last year, a total of 258 cases had undergone Drug Sensitivity Test (DST).


''Among these, two were reported to be Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR-TB).'' Find..treat..cure tuberculosis patients' is the call of this year's World TB Day, observed on March 24. Under the slogan Each patient counts', WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region has called for legislation on TB notification to be updated so that all cases of the disease can be found and treated. ''Countries in the region have built strong national TB programmes.


The WHO's Stop TB Strateg has been successfully implemented, and the region has maintained a high treatment success rate among cases around 88 per cent for the past five years. ''In the past ten years, countries have detected more than 4.2mn TB cases, and successfully treated more than 3mn,'' said Dr Ala Alwan, WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean.


''More actions need to be discussed at the country level to reach a national consensus in updating public health law,'' he said.


In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, detection rate of the disease is only 63 per cent, as per the Global TB Report 2013.


''This means that out of the 670,000 new TB cases estimated to have occurred in 2012, around 250,000 cases were missed.


Almost two thirds of TB cases among women in the region in 2012 were not detected, meaning women's access to diagnosis is lesser,'' he said. Incidence of the disease among Omanis reduced from 234 in 2012 to 182 in 2013 C which corresponds to a drop of 28.6 per cent.


The number of sputum positive cases decreased by 34.6 per cent. There were 105 sputum positive cases in 2012 and 78 cases in 2013.


Among non-nationals, incidence of TB increased by 1.4 per cent to 143 cases in 2013, up from 141 cases in 2012. Sputum positive cases increased to 108 from 100 the previous year.


The percentage of pulmonary smear positive cases stood at 75.5 percent (108), while percentage of smear negative cases was 11.2 per cent (16), and extra-pulmonary TB cases was 13.3 per cent (19). ''Among nationals, incidence of sputum positive cases is 3.59 out of every 100,000 and all forms of TB is 8.38 out of every 100,000. Among expatriates, the incidence of sputum positive cases and all forms of TB cases out of every 100,000 is 6.4 and 8.5, respe

 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 31 2016 - World Cup hero Milutinovic urges Qatar to 'seize' chanceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Bora Milutinovic (AFP / OLIVER HARDT /filephoto) BY DAVID HARDING Doha: For a country which craves World Cup experience, it is fitting that one of the ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Impossible to improve Madrid squad - PerezThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Madrid:Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists the European champions' squad is "impossible to improve" after an uncharacteristically quiet transfer ...

 Aug 31 2016 - At least 11 dead as Typhoon Lionrock floods northern JapanSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) TOKYO, Dhu-AlQa'dah 28, 1437, Aug 31, 2016, SPA -- At least 11 people were found dead in Japan on Wednesday, most of them elderly residents at a nursing home, as heavy ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Saudi- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates Uzbekistan's President on Independence DaySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 28, 1437, Aug 31, 2016, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has sent a cable of congratulations to ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Saudi- Crown Prince Congratulates Uzbekistan's President on Independence DaySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 28, 1437, Aug 31, 2016, SPA -- Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior has sent a cable of ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Saudi- Deputy Crown Prince Congratulates Uzbekistan's President on Independence DaySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 28, 1437, Aug 31, 2016, SPA -- Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense has ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Saudi Deputy Crown Prince meets officials of Chinese companiesSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Beijing, 28 Dhu-AlQa'dah,1437 AH, 31 August,2016 , SPA -- Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense met ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Saudi- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates Slovakia's President on Constitution DaySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 28, 1437, Aug 31, 2016, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Saudi- Crown Prince Congratulates Slovakia's President on Constitution DaySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 28, 1437, Aug 31, 2016, SPA -- Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior has sent a cable of ...

 Aug 31 2016 - Saudi- Deputy Crown Prince Congratulates Slovakia's President on Constitution DaySaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 28, 1437, Aug 31, 2016, SPA -- Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense has ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help