Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuberculosis (TB), one of the most common infections in the world, is seen in both adults and children. A communicable disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, the symptoms will only show only when the infection becomes active, which may take several weeks. The phase when an infected person does not show any symptoms is called inactive tuberculosis or latent tuberculosis infection.
Though known to infect the lungs, Tuberculosis can infect any organ; and even a person with a healthy immune system has a 10% chance of contracting the disease.
The bacterium can spread through only people with active TB infections. Sneezing, coughing or even talking can release the bacteria in the air, which can infect people who are breathing the same air.
Causes of Tuberculosis
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