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Where do I look for information?

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I was telling a colleague about Journalists against TB.  He specialises in search engine optimization and had data to prove that people across the world are increasingly turning to the internet as a first point of reference when they think they have a health problem.  They seek medical help only thereafter.  And here lies the problem.  He also has data to prove that the internet is flooded with sites that do not provide accurate information.

As if to prove what he was saying, was the incident of a friend, whose wife was pregnant and suddenly noticed signs which were not healthy for a pregnant woman.  He first got on to the internet to find out what it meant for a woman to be bleeding while pregnant.  Fortunately for him, he got the right advice and rushed her to a doctor before any harm was done.

This, therefore is a primer on TB.  I am posting a link which gives credible information on TB.  I urge readers to clarify their doubts through this site and then, not delay seeking professional help on time should there be reason to.

http://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/default.htm

Written by JournalistsAgainstTB

January 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Posted in TB and Media

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