What is Tuberculosis???


What is TB

It is a infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs.
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Tuberculosis is cause by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of tuberculosis include persistent cough, fever, fatigue and weight loss.

How can it be spread

It is spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. In consideration one with tuberculosis being treated in the hospital could be blocked off from other people because the disease is spread through air.
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Tuberculosis is treated with the antibiotic Rifampin
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By: Lauren Burk