More than a bad cough

A chest x-ray of a TB patient will be filled with patchy opacities and cavities indicating infection waiting to rupture and disperse germs into the air. — Filepic

THE death rate for tuberculosis (TB) was nine times more than dengue in Selangor last year, based on statistics from the Selangor Health Department.

It showed 367 out of 5,071 patients in Selangor died from the disease in 2018.

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