The reason people get tuberculosis is because a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis infects their body. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an obligate pathogenic bacterial species. In this case, obligate means that Mycobacterium tuberculosis sticks to one part of the body and does one thing. Pathogenic means that it makes you sick. Mycobacterium tuberculosis comes from a bacterial family called Mycobacteriaceae.
People can prevent tuberculosis by avoiding contact with those who have the active disease, using medications as a preventive measure in high-risk cases, and maintaining good living standard. People going to a country where tuberculosis is common also might consider taking a vaccine called BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin).
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Period 6 B/D