Tuberculosis was discovered by Robert Koch on March 24, 1882. Koch was working on the Tuberculosis epidemic at the time, and after a series of thorough experiments he deduced that a certain type of bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis was responsible for the disease. This discovery was made in Germany.
The treatment for tuberculosis involves drugs and antibiotics usually over a period of 6 months. The amount and type of drugs differs based on several factors including a person's age, health, type of TB, and area of infection. Tuberculosis can be prevented by vaccination, staying away from public places if you have the disease, and ventilation of rooms.
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