The disease ‘silenced’ by Covid

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The disease ‘silenced’ by Covid kills on average a shocking 1.4 million people every year.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has pushed other diseases from people’s minds, but sadly though other health battles are still being fought during the pandemic. One such disease which seems to have been forgotten of late is tuberculosis. Many people believe that this has been eradicated, but this is not so.

The disease is still active and is killing many people silently while the world focuses on COVID.

Tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which said to be one of the deadliest bacteria in the history of humans. On average tuberculosis kills 1.4 million people each year, and it is thought that over 1 billion deaths have been caused. In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic killed around 1.8 million people across the globe.

As reported El Espanol, “Tuberculosis is transmitted by airborne transmission. It is spread by bacilli-laden droplets that are coughed or sneezed out by infected people and inhaled by a healthy person. They reach the respiratory system and eventually cause lung damage.”

In Spanish COVID news, Spain is set to have 70% of the population vaccinated in the coming week. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has hit Spain hard but it looks like Spain this week will hit the target set out by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

The milestone set out for Spain was that 70 per cent of the population will be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus pandemic “in the summer” or by the “end of August”, according to the Spanish Prime Minister.

Sanchez has always had this is an objective, which is in line with the EU. It is thought that having 70 per cent of the population fully vaccinated would be sufficiently high enough to help prevent the spread of the virus.


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