133 TB cases noted
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
The Tuberculosis-Directly Observed Treatment short course department in Dumaguete City said yesterday that there are 133 TB patients since January to date, and the number is expected to increase.
The office is urging patients and their families to religiously follow the treatment schedules since TB is curable. In 2009, it recorded 216 cases, 228 in 2010, 311 cases in 2011, and 331 in 2012. Last year, 340 cases were noted, with several other patients still undergoing treatment, records show.
Letecia Flores, TB-DOTS in charge in Dumaguete City, also confirmed the presence of two residents in Dumaguete with category 4 TB, or Multi-Drug Resistant patients.