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The TB Song

What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is a killer plague that affects many lives because it is deadly and very contagious.
  • Tuberculosis is also known as TB.
  • TB is an airborne diereses.
  • Tuberculosis is treatable but not curable.

Facts about TB

  • Over 95% of Tuberculosis deaths occur in lower and middle income countries, and it is one of the top five causes of death for women aged 15-44.
  • People who who carry TB do not always get sick, they can develop TB but the disease will not affect them.
  • Tuberculosis is also known as TB.
  • About 9 million people worldwide were infected with TB and 1.5 million of them died.

History about Tuberculosis

  • Industrial Revolution associated the disease with vampires because they drain the energy and life from people.
  • March 24, 1882 Dr.Robert Koch discovered this disease that was epidemic to people in the United States and Europe.
  • Between 1990 and 2013 TB death rates dropped 45%
  • Phthisis is a Greek word for consumption is another name for Tuberculosis.
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