Tuberculosis

Overview

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause TB are spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms

TB is characterized by a cough, weight loss, fatigue, and fever.

Treatments

The disease is hard to treat. Several types of medications taken for many months are necessary to cure the infection.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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