TB

Causes

Transmission

Symptoms 

Course of infection

Who's at risk?

Preventions and treatments

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Causes, transmissions, symptoms and most at risk

Cause:

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Transmission:

Airborne, milk

Symptoms

Weight loss, fatigue, fever, coughing, coughing up blood, chest pain.

More at risk? People with reduced immunity:

  • Diabetics
  • Aids
  • Cancer treatment
  • Alcoholics
  • Young or old
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Preventions and control

Course of infection:

  •  Bacteria growth (upper region of lungs) 
  •  WBC ingest 
  •  Inflammation of lymph nodes (primary infection) 
  •  Returns years later, not controlled easily
  •  Destroys lung tissue + can spread (post-primary infection).

Preventions and control:

  • Vaccination (Weakened mycobacterium bovis, organism in which infects cattle)
  • Better and improved housing.
  • Education of drugs so people understand to finish the full course of antibiotics.
  • Improved health facilities.
  • Better nutrition to strengthen immune system
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