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Tuberculosis (TB) is known to be an infectious and fatal condition that is caused by bacteria called mycobacteria tuberculosis which affects lungs. Since it is infectious, it often leads to other health complications because a person infected with tuberculosis has a very low immunity.
Tuberculosis may affect other parts of the body, such as the kidneys, bones, or the brain. Tuberculosis can even be fatal. There are two forms of Tuberculosis:
Tuberculosis is a contagious disease, not easy to catch until a susceptible person work or live with an infected active TB person. It is spread by droplet transmission through air, when person:
An immunocompromised person is at an increased risk of developing TB. High risk factors of tuberculosis include:
Almost any disease can be prevented if detected at an early stage. Once a condition is diagnosed early it becomes easier to prevent or even cure it completely.
Mass reduction in the prevalence of Tuberculosis can be achieved by bringing out mass awareness of signs and symptoms. Regular health screenings will help you be aware of your health status.
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REMEMBER - Tuberculosis is a completely curable disease, but if left undetected can be fatal.