Brunei Darussalam has seen a decrease in tuberculosis (TB) infections from 55 cases per year for every 100,000 population in 2021 to 51 in 2022. This can be attributed to increased surveillance as well as accurate and fast detection of a patient’s close contacts.
Effective detection of close contact can prevent the spread of infection and death caused by TB.
This was shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in a message to mark World TB Day that falls on March 24 every year.
More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin