Tuberculosis Disease

By: Dalton Walker

Big image

In the picture above the person is infected with tuberculosis

Tuberculosis and Iowa

The Iowa TB Control Program provides medication for all LTBI and suspected confirmed cases of tuberculosis disease at no cost for individuals residing within the state of Iowa.


There is one vaccine called bacille Calmette-Guerin also known as BCG its only recommended to children. it generally recommended for children in the united states you can only use this vaccine if you have a certain type of skin.


It is caused by bacteria if some on coughs, speaks, sneezes, spits, laughs or sings and they have tuberculosis then you will pry get it to.

Signs And Symptoms

If some one has Tuberculosis thy will have a Cough that lasts three or more weeks,Coughing up blood,Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing,Unintentional weight loss,Fatigue,Fever, Night sweats,Chills,Loss of appetite


did you know that one third of the world's population is infected with TB.In 2013, 9 million people around the world became sick with TB disease. There were around 1.5 million TB-related deaths worldwide.TB is a leading killer of people who are HIV infected.

Organs/Organs Systems Affected

The only thing affected is the lungs and the lungs are in the respiratory systems.


You have take antibiotics fort six to nine months. The exact drugs and length of treatment depend on your age, overall health, possible drug resistance. Some treatments include Isoniazid,Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane),Ethambutol (Myambutol),Pyrazinamide

Most common places were tuberculosis is found

Tuberculosis is most commonly found in countries like Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia have Tuberculosis.

Similar diseases to tuberculosis

Atherosclerosis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is similar to tuberculosis.


You can take medication to prevent you from getting the veriety of active TB ( its the contagus kind TB )if you have it stay home, venilate the room, cover your mouth, and were a mask to prevent the people around you from geating TB


BCG Tuberculosis (TB) Vaccine. Digital image. NHS Choices. Web.

Doctors Mask. Digital image. The Womens Web Log. Feb. 2010. Web.

Lungs. Digital image. The Doe Report. Web.

Map of People Infected with Tuberculosis. Digital image. FONDATION MERIEUX A Family Foundation Dedicated to Fighting Infectious Diseases. Web.

The Sneezing Time Bomb. Digital image. Daily Mail. Web.

Someone Infected with Turberculosis. Digital image. The Thinking Atheist. The Arctic Sage. Web.

"Tuberculosis." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 01 Aug. 2014. Web. 03 Dec. 2014.