Tuberculosis affects 10% of prisoners in RJ, says survey

Tuberculosis affects 10% of prisoners in RJ, says survey

Incidence rate of the disease in prisons is 35 times higher than the rate in the population of Rio de Janeiro State;study was released by Fiocruz

An inmate does not exclude a patient as he may be nextArchive / ABrA survey released on Monday (9) shows that about 10% of prisoners in the state of Rio de Janeiro have active tuberculosis, often in advanced stages.This is a preliminary result of a study carried out in a unit of the Gericinó complex, with the same characteristics as most prisons in the state, by the Health in Prisons Group of the National School of Public Health (Ensp / Fiocruz), in collaboration with the Criminal Sanatorium of the Secretariat of Penitentiary Administration of RJ (SEAP).The research coordinator and Ensp's Prison Health Research Group, Alexandra Sánchez, points out that, despite the commitment of the Tuberculosis Control Program of the State Secretariat of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP), which found last year that the rate of The incidence of tuberculosis in prisons is 35 times higher than the rate in the population of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Coordination problems among the vario...


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