PROSPECTS FOR CONTROL AND STRATEGY OF RISKS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN A COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The analysis of available statistical data indicates that in almost all regions of Ukraine in the first half of 2020, the level of detection of cases of active TB, including relapses, decreased by 27.4% on average throughout the country. The same tendency for newly diagnosed cases - the level of detection decreased by 27.1%. It should be noted that in regions that are in a hard lockdown mode, this difference can be almost 50%. That is, the number of new TB cases detected has decreased by half. The analysis showed that there is also a decrease in the level of diagnosis of TB and HIV comorbidity cases, on average in Ukraine - by 29.4%. My own half-year experience shows that coronavirus infection most often causes TB progression with the development of disseminated, in particular, miliary forms, with a systemic response and the formation of complications such as pericarditis and pleurisy.
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