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Causes.To get tuberculosis (TB) you need to inhale the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, into your lungs, from someone else who is infected with TB. When they cough, TB goes into the air, then you inhale it and get Tuberculosis.

Which organs are affected ?Tuberculosis infects mainy organs in the body but mainly infects the lungs and then can spread to the rest of the body.The lung tissue becomes hard, making oxygen exchange impossible and the lung tissue dies.

How it affects the body.Tuberculosis can spread all over the lungs and body. If it does your immune system cannot stop the TB bacteria, and your body will have trouble fighting off this disorder or other diseasesWatch this video.

How it can be prevented.The best way to prevent TB is to stay away from people who have TB, and isolate people who have active TB.

How many people have it ?Every year 1,600 new people get Tuberculosis in Canada.

Treatments and Cures.If you are infected with TB then you will be treated with various drugs such as Isoniazid, Rifampin, Ethambutol and Pyrazinamide for 6 months to 2 years.

Interesting facts.The bacteria that causes Tuberculosis (TB )is called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and is contagious when it is airborne.

Symptoms.If you are infected with TB you will experience fever, cough, weight loss, loss of appetite, and stress.

Why I chose this disorder.I chose this disorder because my mom is a doctor and she sees people with TB, so I wanted to know about it.

This is the bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.

Docters are important in the fight against Tuberculosis


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