It must be emphasized that adults in most parts of the developing world including Ghana have been exposed to TB bacteria without knowing resulting in TB Infection. We are all at risk but those at higher risk of progressing to disease are:
- people living in overcrowded and
- poorly ventilated rooms,
- mine workers, and
- persons with lowered immunity due to medical conditions such as HIV, Diabetes, cancers, kidney failure and malnutrition.
However, TB is a preventable and curable disease. Diagnosis and treatment is available free of charge in all public and accredited private health facilities. It is also not a curse nor a hereditary condition and traditional medicine has not been proven to cure TB.