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What is the tuberculosis?

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What is the tuberculosisTuberculosis is a bacterial infection spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. It is a serious condition but can be cured with proper treatment. Tuberculosis mainly affects the lungs. However, it can affect any part of the body, including the bones and nervous system.

If you get tuberculosis, there are some typical symptoms and symptoms such as:

  • a persistent cough of more than three weeks that brings up phlegm which may be bloody
  • weight loss
  • night sweats
  • high temperature (fever)
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • loss of appetite etc…

A bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis is the main cause of tuberculosis, this bacteria will be spread from a person to person through out coughing, sneezing, spiting, laughing, speaking or singing etc.. with tuberculosis bacteria.

A tuberculosis infection can usually be cured. Most people will need a course of antibiotics, usually from six months to 12 months depend on the types of tuberculosis that you have. However,  tuberculosis can be prevented by tuberculosis vaccine.



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