Tuberculosis by marrie camis

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Overview statement:

Tuberculosis an infectious bacteria disease characterized by the nodules in the tissue, especially the lungs.

Causes:

Tuberculosis is caused by a type of bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It's spread when a person with active TB disease in their lungs coughs or sneezes and someone else inhales the expelled droplets, which contain TB bacteria.

Signs and symptoms:

Most people infected with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis don't have symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they usually include cough, weight loss, night sweats, and fever.

Treatment:

Disease can be treated by taking several drugs for 6 to 9 months.

Prevention:

With proper treatment of TB it can no longer spread, then being subscribed with latent TB will prevent people from catching it.

Credits:

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