ISSN 2409-5834

Incidence of Covid-19 Infection Among Tb Patients in Basrah City

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Eiman Ali Saeed ,Amjad Maya Rodeen ,Dheaa Bukheet Abdullah


The fact that COVID-19 causes severe infection in lungs and general respiratory system, thus it shares the site of infection and pathogenicity mode with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, also, the fact that BCG vaccination is a mandatory approach in Iraq. These criteria directed our interest to detect the incidence rate of COVID-19 infection in tuberculosis patients in the city of Basrah (south of Iraq), depending on the weakness of their immune system, the similarity of the infection site and BCG vaccine effects.

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