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  • Developing Tb Disease
    1,166 words
    Tuberculosis Prevention Tuberculosis is becoming a world-wide problem. Three million people die of TB each year, and over 22,000 cases are reported each year in the United States. There are also an estimated 10 to 15 million people in the U.S. who are infected with the TB germs with potential to develop TB disease in the future (Hug las, February 1998). The modern era of tuberculosis began in the mid 1980's. At that time it was realized that tuberculosis had not only ceased to decline in many de...
  • Droplets From People With Active Tb
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    The first evidence of this very contagious illness was found in a young man that died in 4,000 B.C. Tuberculosis also dates back to the mummies of Egypt. Little did any of these people know, the disease would have a huge effect in the modern world. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth century, a plague the white plague hit Europe. Later, the disease was carried on to America where it swept the country. Many people thought it was brought by European settlers. This was not the case, however, in ...
  • Person With Drug Resistant Tb
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    Tuberculosis Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by a germ (bacterium) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This germ primarily affects the lungs and may infect anyone at any age. In the United States, the number of TB cases steadily decreased until 1986 when an increase was noted; TB has continued to rise since. Today, ten million individuals are infected in the U.S., as evidenced by positive skin tests, with approximately 26,000 new cases of active disease each year. The increase i...
  • People With The Tb Disease
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    Tuberculosis TB is a disease that can cause a serious illness and can damage a person's organs. Every year more than 25,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with TB disease. That's only a fraction of the amount of people who carry the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rod-shaped bacterium. TB is spread through the air by carriers of the germ. People who breathe the same air can become infected with the TB germ. People who do workaround or with people with the TB disease...
  • Co Infections With Tb Hiv Strategy
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    What is Tuberculosis, and how serious is this problem? TB, or Tuberculosis, is a chronic or acute contagious disease caused by a bacterial infection. TB is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease, accounting for over a quarter of avoidable deaths among adults. It can affect several organs of the human body, including the brain, the kidneys and the bones, but it predominately manifests itself in the lungs where it is called 'Pulmonary Tuberculosis'. According to the WHO, TB in...
  • Development Of Drug Resistant M Tb
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    Clinical Perspective Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. TB.) and is the leading cause of death in the world from a single infectious disease. Although very little is known of the mechanisms of it pathogenesis and how to protect a person from the disease. There was a decline in TB in the United States in the last century but the disease is now increasing and there are now multiple drug resistant strains that have emerged. This increase has multiple causes some of which ...

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