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Tuberculosis!The White Plague


The symptoms of TB include:CoughUnintentional weight lossFatigueFeverNight sweatsChillsLoss of appetite.Tuberculosis effects the lungs usually and may experience Coughing that lasts three or more weeks,Coughing up blood or sputum,Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing.

Lasting Impact

TB will rob the world's poorest countries of an estimated $1 to $3 trillion over the next 10 years. This will disproportionately impact developing countries, where 94 percent of TB cases and 98 percent of TB deaths occur. Particularly troubling for the prospects of global prosperity, 75 percent of TB cases arise during people's most productive years, between the ages of 15 and 54. If TB never existed is would assume that the world would be a lot more safe and countries would have more money. All the condensed societies would have less disease.



TB is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.

(TB) has been present in the human population since antiquity - fragments of the spinal column from Egyptian mummies from 2400 BCE show definite signs of tuberculosis.The people of the world are still to this day trying to battle this disease.

No one is really certain where TB arose from. Scientists think the Middle East. It is now spread throughout the entire world and effects millions each year.


There are now new vaccines and immunizations for the disease. you could also take a pill that helps kill the bacteria.

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