Analysis of AFB+ Pulmonary TB Prevalence at the Wuna Community Health Service Center, West Muna District, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia


Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Transmission occurs when a TB patient coughs or sneezes, germs are spread into the air in the form of phlegm droplets (droplet nuclei). This study used data from the Wuna Community Health Service Center, West Muna District. Data on AFB+ pulmonary TB cases were obtained from the health center from 2015 to 2017. In conclusion, AFB+ pulmonary TB cases from 2015 to 2017 fluctuated: in 2015 the number of AFB+ pulmonary TB was 40 cases, in 2016 it decreased to only 28 cases, while in 2017 it increased to 43 cases. The majority of patients with AFB+ pulmonary TB cases in the Wuna Community Health Service Center working area were in the age range of 45-54 years.

Keywords: Pulmonary TB BTA +, West Muna, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

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