By: Jenna Jeffery
The shape of this bacteria is rod shaped. TB is the leading killer of people who are also infected with HIV. Tuberculosis is also known as micobacterium tuberculosis, TB, or MTB. TB is spread through the air from one person to another. Anyone within the area of people who have tuberculosis and are coughing, sneezing, singing, or talking can be infected. If you have HIV or another condition you have a higher risk for active tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is most likely to be found in the lungs. The common effects of TB are a cough with either thick cloudy or bloody mucus, fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, and chest pain. I would consider tuberculosis being an 8 out of 10 for the danger it causes. A total of 9,421 cases of tuberculosis were reported in the United States in 2014. BCG is the most effective vaccine for tuberculosis. Also known as bacille calmette guerin. Tuberculosis is lysogenic. THE REWARD AMOUNT IS $500,000.