Health Ministry confirms two cases of tuberculosis among school students in Amman

Jordan

Published: 2019-02-25 11:32

Last Updated: 2019-02-25 11:46


Health Ministry confirms two cases of tuberculosis among school students in Amman
Health Ministry confirms two cases of tuberculosis among school students in Amman
Roya News Source

A student of Al Shaimaa Elementary School in the Tabarbour area in Amman was referred to Prince Hamza Hospital several days ago after suffering from symptoms which after necessary medical examinations was diagnosed as tuberculosis.

The student has been transferred to the Chest Diseases & Immigrants Health Directorate (CDIHD) for further necessary examinations, which confirmed the diagnosis, the Jordanian Ministry of Health noted in a statement, adding that she is currently receiving the necessary treatment.

The Ministry pointed out that after confirming that the student suffers from tuberculosis, the Communicable Diseases Directorate and the CDIHD visited the school and examined the teachers and students, where six cases were suspected to have tuberculosis but only one of them was confirmed.

The CDIHD and the responsible authorities conducted an awareness-raising campaign in the school on the causes of tuberculosis, how it is transmitted and means of protection.

As a precaution, the two students were given sick leave for treatment, so not to transmit the disease to others.

The Ministry of Health is exerting great efforts to reduce the spread of tuberculosis and is implementing a program to get rid of the disease, as many communicable diseases have been eliminated.

Within the Ministry's plans and programs is the emphasize the importance of subjecting expatriates to medical examinations to control tuberculosis.