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Tuberculosis

A serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs. Tuberculosis spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing. Tuberculosis can last in the air up to 4 hours long.
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What are the symptoms and how can you know if your infected?

The following symptoms may indicate you might have Tuberculosis such as a cough with thick, cloudy, and bloody mucus, fever,chills, and night sweats, fatigue and weakness, as well as loss of appetite and chest pain.

Having blood drawn from you, testing your skin, and having a chest X-Ray done are some ways that you can see if you are infected with Tuberculosis.

The prevention of Tuberculosis is the following

You should clean by disinfecting surfaces in your house continually several times a day. You can also help prevent Tuberculosis by washing your hands thoroughly, cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and it's best to stay home when ill.

Who is most affected?

Infants and children's under the age of 4, people with HIV, people with compromised Immune System.