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New and supplementary facts and figures about tuberculosis

Jessamine Sophia Whitney

New and supplementary facts and figures about tuberculosis

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Published by National Tuberculosis Association in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tuberculosis -- Statistics.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesFacts and figures about tuberculosis.
    Statementcompiled by Jessamine S. Whitney ...
    GenreStatistics.
    ContributionsNational Tuberculosis Association.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC311 .W62
    The Physical Object
    Pagination46 p. incl. tables.
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6335637M
    LC Control Number36008604
    OCLC/WorldCa18011022

    Approximately one third of the world's population is infected; an estimated 1. Get a TB skin test or TB blood test. Other symptoms depend on what part of the body is affected by the TB germs. However, multidrug-resistant TB, which arises due to improper treatment can pose an obstacle.

    This means you have only inactive sleeping TB germs in your body. BCG is a vaccine for TB. It does not mean that you have TB disease. Your health care worker will let you know if you need another test. TB germs are passed through the air when someone who is sick with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks, laughs, sings, or sneezes. Who is more likely to develop TB disease?

    Individual tubercles are microscopic in size, but most of the visible manifestations of tuberculosis, from barely visible nodules to large tuberculous masses, are conglomerations of tubercles. Areas where living conditions are disrupted by wars, famine, and natural disasters also are heavily affected. Ideally, treatment begins after a skin test signals exposure but before active disease has developed. Since the s, antibiotic drugs have reduced the span of treatment to months instead of years, and drug therapy has done away with the old TB sanatoriums where patients at one time were nursed for years while the defensive properties of their bodies dealt with the disease.


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New and supplementary facts and figures about tuberculosis book

Department of Health and Human ServicesThis curriculum was designed to present basic information about TB for health care professionals. Such noncompliance is believed to be the main reason for the upsurge in drug-resistant strains of the TB bacilli, many of which are resistant to more than one drug.

The course of tuberculosis The tubercle bacillus is a small, rod-shaped bacterium that is extremely hardy; it can survive for months in a state of dryness and can also resist the action of mild disinfectants.

Your health care worker will let you know if you need another test. According to these findings, TB was the most deadly infectious disease in the world that year.

What if my TB test is negative? A doctor looking at the chest X-rays of patients infected with tuberculosis. Page last reviewed: August 1, TB germs are passed through the air when someone who is sick with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks, laughs, sings, or sneezes.

The Skin Test When you get a TB skin test, your doctor or other health care provider will use a small needle to put a few drops of test solution under your skin. It is hoped that the determination of the complete DNA genome sequence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, achieved inwill hasten the development of an effective vaccine.

After about two weeks of effective treatment, subjects with nonresistant active infections generally do not remain contagious to others. Untreated, the infection can progress until large areas of the lung and other organs are destroyed. Much progress has been made against TB.

The vast majority of new cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa. If you have been around someone who has TB disease, you should go to your doctor or your local health department for tests.

The tubercles stop TB from spreading and hurting the body. Your health care worker will tell you how to get the results of your test. Get the required follow-up tests. From the blood the bacilli create new tissue infections elsewhere in the body, most commonly in the upper portion of one or both lungs.

However, if these germs wake up or become active in your body and multiply, you will get sick with TB disease. The M. Tuberculosis drugs have to be taken regularly, typically for 6 to 12 months.

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