Tuberculosis

cause

  • bacteria that can live in your organs and make you sick.

  • when people sneeze or cough tiny particles can hang in the air for a long time.

  • the bacteria are immediately killed.

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • they are spread by little droplets/spit.

tranmission

  • when a person coughs and sneezes.

  • no

symptoms

  • fever,night sweat,lack of appetite,weight loss.

  • Chest pain,cough occur,bloody sputum.
  • it can effect the lungs.

Treatment

antibiotics must be taken for a year to defeat the disease Lowering the number of bacilli as quickly as possible, which minimizes the risk of transmitting the disease.Preventing the development of drug resistance. For this reason, at least two different drugs and sometimes up to four are given as initial treatment Long-term treatment to prevent relapse.

Prevention

keep a healthy immune system.

stay away from infected people.

you could always go into a vaccination.

sometimes screening doesn't always work.

Incidence

sub Saharan Africa.

if they have TB they have infected lungs.

Prognosis


  • 1.5 mill a year.

  • you have to medication for a long period of time.

  • you might have to get surgery.


Current Events

yes in sub Saharan Africa.