Tuberculosis By: Shea and emily

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Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease that could become very serious and mainly affects the lungs and respiratory system.

Causes of tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is originally caused by a bacteria called mycrobacterium tuberculosis that affects the lungs. With this it is spread by coughing or sneezing on other people.


There are multiple signs that you have tuberculosis, some of those being...

-Coughing that lasts three or more weeks

-Coughing up blood

-Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing

-Unintentional weight loss



-Night sweats


-Loss of appetite


Treatment for TB (Tuberculosis) consists of antibiotics. Patients with active symptoms will require a long course of treatment involving multiple antibiotics. Also they could consult a infectious disease doctor, to treat the infection, a pulmonologist which treats respiratory tract diseases, and also a PCP or primary care provider to prevent anything else, create a diagnosis, and treat diseases all in one.


This disease can be prevented by vaccination from your doctor, exercising at a healthy level, and eating healthy.

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