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1 hours ago Early infection causes no symptoms as the body's immune system protects spread, and in many cases, it remains inactive - this stage is referred to as "Latent TB" . Early diagnosis and treatment is necessary to control the spread of the infection. Latent TB can develop into an Active TB.

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4 hours ago Tuberculosis: Causes. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (The related bacteria Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium africanum can also cause tuberculosis.) The body's response to active TB infection produces inflammation that can damage the lungs. Areas affected by active TB gradually fill with scar tissue.

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4 hours ago Causes of tuberculosis. TB is spread by bacteria traveling through the air. If a person with TB disease speaks, sings, coughs, or sneezes, they will project out respiratory droplets containing the bacteria. Other people who breathe in those droplets can get infected. TB is not transmitted through touching, kissing, or sharing food or drinks.

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7 hours ago Basic TB Facts. Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI

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6 hours ago weakness. fever. chills. night sweats. appetite loss. weight loss. Along with general symptoms, TB that spreads to other organs can also cause: blood in urine and loss of kidney function, if TB

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8 hours ago Smoking cigarettes increases your risk as much as two-fold. 8 Illicit drug use, whether injection or non-injection, and drinking 40 grams (one pint of wine, three 12-ounce beers, or 4 ounces of distilled liquor like vodka or whiskey) or more of alcohol per day also increase the odds of TB transmission.

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8 hours ago Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( Mtb) bacteria. It is spread through the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks or sings, and people nearby breathe in these bacteria and become infected. TB typically affects the lungs, but it can also

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2 hours ago Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections show no symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. Around 10% of latent infections progress to active disease which, if left untreated, kill about …

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8 hours ago Tuberculosis, or TB, is a bacterial infection that usually infects the lungs. Other organs, such as the kidneys, spine, or brain may also be involved. TB is primarily spread from person to person in an airborne manner, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also cause an active infection after a period of not being active in

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2 hours ago TB bacteria spread through the air from one person to another. When a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks, or sings, TB bacteria can get into the air. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected. When a person breathes in TB bacteria, the bacteria can settle in the lungs and begin to grow.

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1 hours ago Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become

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3 hours ago Throughout history, the disease tuberculosis has been variously known as consumption, phthisis, and the White Plague. It is generally accepted that the causative agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis originated from other, more primitive organisms of the same genus Mycobacterium.In 2014, results of a new DNA study of a tuberculosis genome reconstructed …

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Just Now Tuberculosis Causes Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria that spread through the air, just like a cold or the flu . You can get TB only if …

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6 hours ago Tuberculosis is an airborne disease caused by a very infectious bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It can travel through the blood to the lymph nodes and bones as well as the spine and

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3 hours ago Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a type of bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It's spread when a person with active TB disease in their lungs coughs or sneezes and someone else inhales the expelled droplets, which contain TB bacteria. Although TB is spread in a similar way to a cold or flu, it is not as contagious.

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Just Now Tuberculosis is an infectious disease and is caused by a type of bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. One-third of the world's population is …

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Just Now Worldwide, tuberculosis is among the top 10 causes of death and it is a leading cause of death for people with an HIV infection. According to the WHO, about 251,000 HIV-positive people died from

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Who is most likely to get tuberculosis?

Who is most at risk? Tuberculosis mostly affects adults in their most productive years. However, all age groups are at risk. Over 95% of cases and deaths are in developing countries. People who are infected with HIV are 18 times more likely to develop active TB (see TB and HIV section below).

What happens when you get tuberculosis?

Typical symptoms of TB include:

  • a persistent cough that lasts more than 3 weeks and usually brings up phlegm, which may be bloody
  • weight loss
  • night sweats
  • high temperature
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • swellings in the neck

What actually causes death from tuberculosis?

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.
  • In 2015, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and 1.8 million died from the disease (including 0.4 million among people with HIV). ...
  • Six countries account for 60% of the total, with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa.

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