Friday, July 6, 2018

Autoimmune Disease Rates Rise While Infectious Disease Rates Fall

In a recent newspaper article by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Ms Sicily Kariuki, a detailed analysis of non-communicable diseases as a leading cause of our health burden was laid bare. She captured the current and anticipated trends of non-communicable diseases and the need for a combined approach in combating threats posed by the diseases. In particular, the CS singled out cardiovascular dis-eases, diabetes and obesity-driven diseases.

It is, however, important to note that autoimmune diseases are also on the rise.