Azerbaijan sees increase in respiratory tuberculosis cases

Tue 24 Jan 2012 03:56 GMT | 07:56 Local Time

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As of the beginning of 2012, there are 516 hospitals and 1688 outpatient clinics with 33 000 doctors and 60 000 paramedical personnel in Azerbaijan.

There are 36 doctors and 66 paramedical personnel per 10 000 people, press service of the State Statistical Committee told APA.

Most of the diseases recorded in the country are respiratory, infectious, parasitic, digestive diseases and blood circulation disorders.

According to the reports of the Health Ministry, in January-November, 2011, compared to the reporting period of 2010, the cases of epidemic parotitis reduced by 19 percent, viral hepatitis by 35 percent, pediculosis by 40 percent, the itch by 6 percent, cases of diphtheria, measles, inherent German measles and tetanus in newborns were recorded. The cases of whooping cough, syphilis, scarlet fever, brucellosis and respiratory tuberculosis increased.

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