Kumamoto

From 24 to 30 on September are the tuberculosis prevention week

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 Do you not think that tuberculosis is old disease?
 More than 15,000 patients still occur a year, and tuberculosis is main infectious disease of Japan where about 2,000 people lose their life.
 

With tuberculosis

 Tuberculosis

 ・It is disease that inflammation happens to the lungs by tubercle bacillus mainly.

 ・We are infected by breathing in tubercle bacillus (air infection).

 ・We do not necessarily become sick even if infected.

 ・If we become sick, it is cured by taking medicine properly, but early detection is important.

 

 Let's consult medical institution early without labelling as a usual cold when a cough and sputum, slight fever, tiredness of body continue more than two weeks. Early detection is important not only to prevent aggravation, but also prevent infection to important family and friend, workplace.

 

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The prevention of tuberculosis

 When immunity weakens as for tuberculosis, possibility of attack increases. It leads to the prevention of tuberculosis to keep always healthy life including "balanced meal" "moderate exercise" "enough sleep" "non-smoking" in mind.

 When weak baby of resistance is infected with tuberculosis, it is easy to be aggravated and may endanger life. Inoculation of BCG vaccine is valid to prevent. According to guidance from municipality to live, let's inoculate by 1 year old at the latest.

 

The current situation of tuberculosis of Kumamoto

 In Kumamoto, 200-300 people a year become sick. Tuberculosis patient of 2018 (Heisei 30) is 201 people, and half of patients or more are elderly people 80 years or older, and aging of patient advances in comparison with the whole country.

 

H21 year

H22 year

H23 year

H24 year

H25 year

H26 year

H27 year

H28 year

H29 year

H30 year

The new registration number of patients

The prefecture

337 people

307 people

329 people

289 people

277 people

281 people

282 people

232 people

239 people

201 people

The whole country

24,170 people23,261 people22,681 people21,283 people20,495 people19,615 people18,280 people17,625 people16,789 people15,590 people
Prevalence
(a population of 100,000 pairs)

The prefecture

18.6

16.9

18.2

16

15.4

15.7

15.8

13.1

13.5

11.4

The whole country

19.0

18.2

17.7

16.7

16.1

15.4

14.4

13.9

13.3

12.3

Ratios 80 years or older

The prefecture

41.8%

39.7%

51.1%

50.5%

52.0%

50.9%

54.3%

53.0%

59.8%

54.7%

The whole country

28.8%

29.7%

32.3%

34.0%

36.1%

37.7%

38.3%

39.7%

40.1%

40.7%

 

Reference

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