Tuberculosis

By Ryan Swetz

What is Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a disease that infects the lungs (usually) but can affect almost any part of the body. Tuberculosis is spread from air but is hard to get. It is usually transferred from people in the family.

How is TB Transmitted?

Tuberculosis is Transmitted when a person with the Virus coughs, sneezes, speaks or sings, and the person without the virus inhales the infected air. Tuberculosis is not spread from physical contact such as shaking hands.

Risk Factors of Tuberculosis

How TB affects Humans

Direct or Indirect

Tuberculosis directly affects humans. The virus infects one person and spread through the air. Tuberculosis does not infect things that human interact with such as food supply. It is a direct virus. (My title is being glitchy and showing the i in Indirect capitalized. Note i don't know why this happened and for some reason i cannot fix it)

How is Tuberculosis Treated and Prevented?

Treatment and Prevention

Tuberculosis can be treated with medication regiment over the course of 6 to 9 months. there are about 10 drugs out today that will treat the disease. As for prevention the best thing is for people with the disease to cover their mouths when they cough. Also people with Tb should take their provided medication and if you are unsure if you have the disease get tested.

Common Occurances

3 Countries that TB Occurs in the Most

Russia, India, and China all have TB problems.

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