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By R. H.
Diagram showing worldwide levels of infection of TB and HIV in the year 2000
The first applies to a person who may have had been infected with TB but is perfectly healthy. The person can get infected again if they have a another disease such as HIV or cancer or they may get infected if they use drugs/alcohol.
The other way it TB can develop, happens much more quickly. Sometimes when a person first breathes in the TB germs, the body is unable to protect itself against the disease. The germs then develop into active TB disease within weeks.How Does Tuberculosis Develop?
The symptoms for tuberculosis are:
(These symptoms are ranged from mild to dangerous)
Anyone can get tuberculosis. Some people are at higher risks than others. The people who have more of a chance getting TB are:
Fifty years ago, there was no cure or drugs for tuberculosis. If someone is given the wrong treatment, it would have been better if they weren’t given a treatment at all. When people get the wrong treatment, they wont be able to use any drugs at all for the disease. The treatment for tuberculosis is complex and is becoming even more complex because of HIV infection.
This is a diagram of the
lungs getting infected by
This is a diagram of
bacteria that is getting
Spread in the immune system
In some cases, TB might spread though
a chain reaction. This picture is showing
that TB is infecting through chain reaction
Another picture were the cells
Are infecting the lungs
This topic is not very common amongst us because we might not have experienced it personally or might not know people infected with this disease although it is very common worldwide. One third of the earths population is infected with tuberculosis (including minor infections) so I think that its important to learn about a common disease that’s spreading rapidly amongst us..
(graph directly copied)