TB more dangerous than FLU By Dr k k Aggarwal
TB especially multi drug resistant is more dangerous and contagious that swine flu said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal,
By: HEART CARE FOUNDATION OF INDIA
Respiratory secretions are of two sizes less than and more than 5 microns. The ones, which are more than 5 microns like H1N1, are heavy and can not remain suspended in the air and immediately will settle down on the surface and are called droplet infections. They need contact precautions and three feet air precautions. Surgical three- layered mask is sufficient to prevent infections spreading to others.
The ones smaller than 5 microns are called droplet-nuclei infections, are lighter, can remain suspended in the air and move from one place to other with the air movement and needs air born precautions including N95 mask, air born isolations rooms with 6 exchanges per hour, HEPA filter exhausts, closed rooms etc.
Most of the centers in the country do not have facilities to tackle TRB, which alone kills over 2500 people in Delhi every year.
In India if all the efforts are diverted to TB prevention swine flu will be wiped out automatically.
About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 62980 people since 1st November 2012.
The CPR 10 Mantra is – "within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."