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Tuberculosis (TB)
Tuberculosis is a contagious disease (it is carried in the droplets of mucus and saliva released into the air ­ `droplet infection') caused by the
bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are 2 phases of the disease ­ primary infection and active tuberculosis.

Primary Infection with TB:

Can last for…

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A person infected with TB will also experience fever and night sweats. Fever causing substances that are released as part of the
inflammatory response affect the hypothalamus and alter the set point for the core body temperature to a higher temperature.

The raised temperature enhances immune function and Phagocytosis. In…

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