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WHO: coronavirus can be treated as tuberculosis
Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Gebreyesus said that an anti-tuberculosis-like program could be developed against the coronavirus COVID-19. So it will be possible to control the disease in the future.
At a recent briefing by the WHO Director, a recording of which was published in twitter organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus proposed to develop a comprehensive program against the spread of coronavirus for the future. In his opinion, it should be designed primarily for the prevention of disease.
He noted that now in the world about a quarter of the population are carriers of the tuberculin bacillus, and if people from a vulnerable group of the population receive preventive drugs, they will not become infected with tuberculosis. The same can be done in the case of the coronavirus, the head of WHO suggested.The coronavirus pandemic was declared March 12th. During this time, the outbreak of the disease went only in China. In Russia, according to the latest data, 438 confirmed cases, 17 people recovered. Over the past day, 71 more cases were confirmed.