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DISEASE BURDEN

MWANGI, GIKANDI: Drug use puts you at higher risk of TB

In Summary
  1. Drug and alcohol abusers may not access a diet that provides all the nutrients needed to stay healthy
  2. They may fail to adhere to their treatment, which may lead to drug-resistant TB

People who abuse drugs or alcohol have a greater risk of contracting tuberculosis. The use of drugs and excessive consumption of alcohol damage a person’s organs and weaken their defences (immune ...