Tuberculosis of TB is a dangerous infection of the respiratory tracts. Long-term treatment in a sanatorium ensures that TB suffers can recover at ease without relapsing.
Christiaan Decoster of the Federal Department of Health told the VRT that a sanatorium had become necessary to protect the population from infection.”
"The sanatorium has been opened as after a long period of the number of infections having fallen, the number of cases has started to increase again, especially in Brussels. Moreover, we have noticed that a new strain of TB is more resistant to medication and more infectious.”
In 2011 there were 2011 1,112 TB suffers in Belgium more than 10% up on the figures for 2008.