Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacteria that usually causes
disease in the lung.
Many people become symptom-free carriers of the TB bacteria.
Although common and deadly in the third world,
tuberculosis was almost non-existent in the developed world,
but has been making a recent resurgence.
Certain drug-resistant strains are emerging
and people with immune suppression such as AIDS or poor health
are becoming carriers.
Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis (TB), a chronic bacterial infection, causes more deaths worldwide than any other infectious disease. TB is spread through the air and usually infects the lungs, although other organs are sometimes involved. Some 2 billion people — one-third of the world's population — are infected with the TB organism, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 1
Researching symptoms of Tuberculosis: Further information about the symptoms of Tuberculosis is available including a list of symptoms of Tuberculosis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Tuberculosis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
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1. excerpt from Tuberculosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
Last revision: June 23, 2003
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