Tuberculosis or TB I. Introduction Print section Tuberculosis (TB), chronic or acute bacterial infection that primarily attacks the lungs, but which may also affect the kidneys, bones, lymph nodes, and brain. The disease is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a rod-shaped bacterium. Symptoms of TB include coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, chills, and fatigue. Children and people with weakened immune systems are the most susceptible to TB.
Tb is spread trough the air and respiration. So when a person breathes in the air around them then they may not knowingly breath in one of the tuberculosis drop lets through there nose. The disease can also spread through the clothing and anything that the contaminated person has touched. If a person were to touch the clothing of an infected person they will most likely get the disease because it is so highly contagious. Many of the main people who are infected by tuberculosis are people who may already have been infected by another disease because their immune system is so week that makes them a main target for tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis, MTB or TB is a common and in many cases fatal, infectious disease caused by various stains of mycobacterium, usually – Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. (Behera, 2010). Tuberculosis is spread from one individual to another by speaking, sneezing, coughing or singing. When there is contact by one of the mentioned transmissions, a person may be placed at risk for contracting this disease (bacteria) that attacks the lungs. An attack on the lungs occur when the person breaths in the air, thus the bacteria is entered.
TB is a disease of the lungs. This disease can spread to other areas of the body and cause harm or death to the infected individual. TB causes a local infection in the lungs known as pneumonia and can spread to common areas such as the kidneys, the spine, and the brain. If an individual is infected with the disease, it does not necessarily mean the individual can spread the disease just yet. After getting exposed to the bacteria, the Tb has a latent period.
Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Usually bacteria attacks lungs but TB bacteria can attack any parts of the body such as brain, kidney, and spine. It can spread through the lymph node and blood stream to any organ. Usually it is seen in the lungs. If it is not treated accordingly, it can be deadly.
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection which usually attacks the lungs. However, the Tuberculosis bacteria can attack any organ in the central nervous system, lymphatic system and circulatory system. If the bacteria are not treated properly, it can be fatal. There are, however, people infected with Tuberculosis but never show symptoms of the disease. How is this phenomenon possible?
This disease, which was previously believed to be eradicated, has once again shown up and begun attacking the lives of many humans. Tuberculosis infects a third of the population and kills a fraction of them. Many approaches have been used including different varieties of infection control, bodily defenses, and treatments to try to protect humans from tuberculosis. The best way to prevent tuberculosis infections is to contain the source of tuberculosis. The most common source of tuberculosis infection is from infected humans.
Tuberculosis can become resistant to most, if not all, of the drugs that are used to treat tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a bacteria infection that affects many people over the world. Treatment for the disease helps people but it is limited. Vaccination is sought but, like treatment, is limited. Because of these limitations Tuberculosis spreads and kills easily.
The lungs are the organs responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air and the blood via the bronchial tree. Tuberculosis (TB) is a granulomatous disease which primarily infects the lungs but can spread to other vital organs. It is caused by bacteria called Myobacterium tuberculosis and if went untreated, can be fatal. TB is spread through the air when a person who is infected coughs or sneezes and a person nearby breathes the air. People who have been diagnosed with HIV are at a higher risk of contracting TB since their immune systems are weaker.
However, unlike viruses, bacteria can be killed by medicines such as antibiotics. Meningitis is the infection of the meninges, which is the delicate membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. Tuberculosis used to be a wide spread disease. With the help of bacteria, the case in some countries around the world is getting worse. Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics.