Tuberculosis

By: Kaylee Blair & Keziah Ventling

Tuberculosis

An infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules in the tussues, especially the lungs.

Who Has a Higher Risk to Get Tuberculosis

People With Certain Disease's or type of Medication they take such as:


  • HIV/AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • End stage kidney disease
  • Certain Cancers
  • Chemotherapy
  • Drug to prevent rejection of transplanted organs
  • Some drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthiritis, Crohn's disease and psoriasis.
  • Malnutrition
  • Very young or very old aged people.


Traveling or Living in Certain Areas such as:


  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • India
  • China
  • Russia
  • Pakistan

How is The Disease Transmitted

TB is primarily an airborne disease. The bacteria are spread from person to person in tiny microscopic droplets when a TB sufferer coughs, sneezes, speaks, sings, or laughs. Only people with activeTB can spread the disease to others.
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Symptoms

A bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer

Pain in the chest

Coughing up blood or sputum (phlegm from deep inside the lungs)

Weakness or fatigue

Weight loss

No appetite

Chills

Fever

Sweating at night

Tuberculosis kills 5,000 people every day!!

Treatment for Tuberculosis

  • isoniazid (INH)
  • rifampin (RIF)
  • ethambutol (EMB)
  • pyrazinamide (PZA)
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