- What is Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB is an infectious disease affecting the lungs. It is an airborne disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is classified into two; Latent TB & Active TB
In latent TB, the bacteria remain inactive in the body, causing no symptoms. In such cases, the condition is not contagious, although the bacteria can become active at a later stage.
Active TB is the commonly known form of TB in which the bacteria infect the lungs and begins to depict communicable symptoms.
TB mainly affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body including the brain and kidney.
- What are the symptoms of Tuberculosis?
The most commonly observed symptoms of Tuberculosis are;
- A persistent cough
- Constant fatigue
- Coughing blood
- Loss of appetite followed by weight loss
- Pain in the chest
- Night Sweats