The week of Fight against TB starts today, on 14th of September and lasts until 21st of September.
On that occasion, we are using the opportunity to remind that TB is an infectious disease that affects lungs but it can also spread to other organs.
These are the symptoms of TB: persistent cough that lasts more then 2-3 weeks, fever, night sweats, loss of appetite, blood cough.
In order to act preventively it is necessary to receive BSG vaccine or take anti TB drugs as a prevention.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are not in position to organize any mass educations, but the local Red Cross branches will distribute promotional material and explain preventive measures to interested citizens.
Additionally, Red Cross postmarks will be activated this week.