All About Tuberculous By: Nya Griggs

How many people are infected with TB? How many people died from it?

One third of the world's population is infected with TB. In 2015, 10.4 million people around the world became sick with TB disease. There were 1.8 million TB related deaths worldwide.

What is TB?

Tumor-fighting drugs take on tuberculosis!

Tuberculosis develops when Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria are inhaled into the lungs. The infections usually stays in the lungs. But the bacteria can travel thourght

How does the vaccine work?

The BCG vaccine contains a live but weakened form of a type of bacteria called Mycobacterium bovis. The vaccine is used to prevent tuberculosis, and works by stimulating the body's immune response to the bacteria, without actually causing the disease

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