Team Tuberculosis By The TB Team (Rachel & Jackson) In Period 2
Tuberculosis, and how people are infected • Shape: Bacilli • Infectious How? • People inhale infected particles of sputum* • Particles go into lungs, and spread through body from there *sputum: matter coughed up by lungs
Symptoms/ how people are affected Looks like… • Tiredness • Weakness • Weight loss • Fever • Sweating at night It causes… • Coughing (usually w/ sputum) • Chest pain • Shortness of breath
Global Occurrences/ Statistics ( numbers are cases for every 100,000 people) Africa: High rates (100-300 + people) Asia: Medium rates (50-300 people) North America: Low rates (0-100 people) South America: Low rates (50-100 people) Europe: Low rates (0-100 people) Australia: Low rates ( 0-50 people)
Research Centers/Cures • John Hopkins Research has done studies that show Moxifloxacin* might help to fight TB • Global Tuberculosis Institute is looking at vaccines to protect HIV infected people A strain of bacteria, called Mycobacterium bovis, is similar enough to the TB strain (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that vaccination with the bovine strain protects against TB.
Controlling TB Steps for controlling TB are…. 1. Hold a fundraiser to purchase vaccines and raise TB awareness. 2. With the money, buy and send vaccinations to the high risk countries first and lower risk countries as soon as possible. 3. Then put people that have TB on medication (Four antibiotics daily for six months(injected) These steps should help control Tuberculosis.
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