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Tuberculosis

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Sarah Ziggy

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis...The Deadly Disease How TB Spreads spread through the air
coughs, sneezes, sings, or speaks
people nearby breathe in bacteria and are infected TB is NOT spread by.. shaking someones hand
sharing food/drink
touching bed linens or sheets
sharing toothbrushes
kissing
Latent TB Infection has no symptoms
does not feel sick
cannot spread TB bacteria
has a skin/blood test indicating pos. TB
has normal chest x-rays TB Infection bad cough
pain in chest
coughing up blood
weakness of fatigue
weight loss
no appetite
chills
fever
night sweats usually feels sick
may spread TB bacteria
has a positive skin/blood test
abnormal chest x-ray Overview:
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly involves the lungs, but may spread to other organs.
Diagnosis chest x-rays
sputum culture
screening involving needles Treatment take medications (steriods)
1-4 medications for 6-9 months
provided free of charge by the
Connecticut Department of Public Health vaccines are under development in the US
the BCG vaccine is generally not used in the US
even though it is used in Europe. Complications collapse of infected lung
collapse of small airways in the lung
destruction of lung
inflammation of the lining of the lung
infection of bones
inflammation of lining of the brain
inflammation of the heart
infection of kidneys and bladder
blood infection
death
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