TUBERCULOSIS

By: Doss P

What is tuberculosis?

When you cough, talk or laugh, tb is released into the air.

"Tuberculosis is an infection transmitted by inhailation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body.)

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TB DATA

2.7% death probability.

Usually found in the lungs.

HOW DOES TB AFFECT YOUR LIFE?

It gives you a cough, sweating, chills, weight loss, tiredness, and pain in the chest.

HOW IS TB SPREAD AROUND?

It spreads by coughing, laughing, talking, and exhailing. It is NOT spread by kissing, shaking hands, or sharing food.

TOBACCO ON TB

"Associations between tobacco use and tuberculosis (TB) outcomes have long been suspected but until recently the predominant view was that existing studies were not adequate to provide confirmation of any link. However, more recent studies and some recent reviews of existing studies have seemed to provide a better-evidenced link between active and passive tobacco smoking and a range of TB outcomes including infection, response to treatment, relapse rates and mortality"

from: http://www.who.int/tb/challenges/tobacco/en/

FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH TB

Adolf Hitler, Nelson Mandela, King Tut, Edgar Alan Poe, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Is there a cure to tb?

Yes there is. To make tb go away, you must take drugs for 6-9 months. It is extremely important to take EXACTLY as prescribed.

Where is tb most common?

It is most common in Africa.