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TB serious talk

Mr. Lipari is the greatest man alive. Give me an A+
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Adam Pearson

on 6 May 2010

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Tuberculosis A Silent Killer By Adam Pearson What is it? Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly involves the lungs, but may spread to other organs such as the kidneys, the spine, and the brain. How do you get TB? Is it passed down from your family? NO Do you get it from food poisoning? Pulmonary tuberculosis is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis). You can get tuberculosis by breathing in air droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person.
No Who is more likely to get Tuberculosis? Elderly, Infants, and people with weakened imune systems due to things like aids or chemotherapy Risks increase if: You are in frequent contact with an infected person; you have poor nutrition; if you live in crowded and poor living conditions; you are a nursing home resident or prison inmate; alcoholic or an intrevous drug user. How do you know if you have TB? Symptoms include: Coughing, coughing blood, night sweats, fatigue, fever, and unintentional weight loss. How do you treat TB? Treatment of active pulmonary TB will always involve a combination of many drugs. It is continued until lab tests show which medicines work best.
Infected patients usally need to take multiple pills at different times of the day. If the pills are not taken, it becomes harder to treat. Tuberculosis Diagnosis TB can be dianosed in many ways such as chest x-rays, analysis of septum, and skin tests. Although, if the infection is rather fresh, than the skin test can be falsly negative. It usually takes 2-10 weeks after the infection for the skin test to show positive. What are affects of Tuberculosis? The inhaled bacteria enters the lungs, it can multiply and cause lung infection such as pneumonia. More on Tuberculosis Over 8 million cases sprout up each year. In the United States, there is an estimated 10-15 million people infected with TB. Each year about 22,000 new cases are reported. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis A glance in Tuberculosis' future TB could have been eliminated through effective treatment by the year 2000, although the HIV breakout made tuberculosis much easier to catch due to the weakened immune system. Due to the HIV crisis in Africa, TB is causing a serious concern for the future. In conclusion, tuberculosis is caused by mycobaterium tuberculosis being inhaled into the lungs where it multiplies. You catch tuberculosis by breathing in the bacteria of an infected person. You are able to know if you have TB if you cough up blood, have a fever, are fatigued, and have night sweats. You can increase your risks of getting tuberculosis by worsening your living conditions. In order to treat TB, the patient must take a combination of pills and medicines at different times of the day. Tuberculosis is diagnosed through tests such as chest x-rays, septum analysis, and skin tests. Tuberculosis is also growing rapidly. An estimated 8 million new cases are reported per year worldwide, 22,000 of which come from the United States. Tuberculosis could have been treated by the year 2000, but the outbreak of HIV made TB a very dangerous disease. HIV is also causing concern for the future treatment of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a very serious disease that must be made public. Its combination with the HIV virus makes it increadably dangerous. We must educate the next generation of this , and I am confident you all have learned the seriousness of this illness.
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