In Ukraine on - former the highest risk it is necessary to ache with tuberculosis on prisoners. Thus in this social group to establish an exact picture of incidence very difficult. 40% of the nikolayevets who have earlier come back from jails, aren't on the medical account. Many of them don't want to be treated as the group of disability is guaranteed to them. And though correctional facilities began 3-4 times better to be financed regarding purchase of medicines, with incidence it doesn't improve the general situation. Annually only 5-7 prisoners recover. Such data were provided yesterday to time of "The hot line" on a subject "A tuberculosis problem: at liberty and in prisons", taken place in Southern Truth newspaper editorial office.
As a whole the situation with tuberculosis in the Nikolaev area remains disturbing. In Nikolaev its carriers are 20% of teenagers aged from 14 till 17 years. And though this year the general incidence decreased, mortality remained at the level of last year.