Department of Health says Tuberculosis(TB) cases in Vanuatu increase since last year 2018.

Renata Amos, the national TB officer says only last year, Vila Central Hospital recorded 90 TB cases in Vanuatu, and its an increase compared to year 2015, TB cases were less.

She says less than 50 percent of children have TB.

And there was a TB death last year not recorded.

Ms Amos says Tuberculosis(TB) is not a normal cough as flu, and a person having that disease for the first time can cough for about two weeks, weight loss, cough, spitting out blood and sweat a lot during night times.