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TB is an infectious disease

May 24th 2014 at 2:51 AM

What tuberculosis? Known that tuberculosis is an infectious disease suffered by a person as a result of infection with the bacterium, which attacks the lungs, and may affect other parts of the body, including the kidneys, brain, and spinal cord How infection spreads tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is transmitted through droplets from one person to another when sneezing or coughing or spitting or direct contact and breathing polluted air with bacteria, it is transmitted from tuberculosis by: Handshake Sharing food and drink Kissing The use of toilets Followed tuberculosis infection when two types are known by the person, namely: Either that the person carrying the TB bacteria without showing symptoms of the disease; where the bacteria remain dormant within the body; due to the body's resistance to bacteria, in this case not be infectious, these bacteria have been transformed into the active form.

Or that a person is infected with active tuberculosis, and therefore show symptoms of infection, and can pass the disease to others, and show these symptoms after infection with the bacterium tuberculosis several weeks, and may not show symptoms only after months or years. Symptoms of tuberculosis: Persistent cough for three weeks or more With coughing out blood Chest pain when breathing or coughing Loss of weight and appetite Idle. High fever Sweating, especially at night Blood in the urine if hit by the kidneys infected. Pain in the back if injured spleen infection. Persons most susceptible to tuberculosis: Holders of HIV and people living with AIDS Diabetic patients Some people with cancer who are treated with drugs chemicals.

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