Before the fright of COVID-19 arose, there was a much more dangerous respiratory disease, Tuberculosis. And it is still present. Both diseases can be released and spread through air particles exhaled by an infected individual. This 24th March is World Tuberculosis Day and the theme is ‘The Clock Is Ticking’, sounding the alarm that while we focus on COVID-19, around 4000 people die of TB, every day.
TC46 connected with Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine Expert Dr Anshu Punjabi from Fortis Hospital, Mumbai to understand the possible connection between the two respiratory diseases and what someone suffering from TB should know about dealing with Covid-19.