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.Read More
Most people infected with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis don't have symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they usually include a cough (sometimes blood-tinged), weight loss, night sweats and fever.Read More
The medications used to treat latent TB infection include: isoniazid (INH) rifampin (RIF) rifapentine (RPT) Certain groups of people (such as people with weakened immune systems) are at very high risk of developing TB disease once infected with TB bacteriaRead More
Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. TB mostly attacks the lungs (pulmonary TB) but it can affect any organ in the body (Extra Pulmonary TB). TB affecting the other parts of the body is not as infectious as TB of the lungs.
TB is spread through the air from one person to another. The TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected.
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