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.

Signs/symptoms

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

-Fatigue

-Fever

-Night sweats

-Chills

-Loss of appetite

Treatment

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.

Prevention

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

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