Essay on Tuberculosis As An Infectious Disease

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis and spreads through the air by a person who is suffering from TB. It can also spread by contact or sharing of fluids. If an infected person coughs on his or her hands and wiped them on someone else, or spit from their mouth flies into someone else 's mouth, there is a very high chance of infection. There is a treatment for the virus, however, but before a person gets a treatment they must take a TB Skin test ("Tuberculosis TB Test Information"). Anybody can take a test for Tuberculosis, which is a good thing because it can be fatal. Getting tested and covering the mouth when coughing, sneezing, or laughing are the best ways to prevent it. This information will notify those that know little to nothing about the virus. This is a way to inform people about the Tuberculosis virus in order to help save many lives. At first, the Tuberculosis virus was not acknowledged by unsuspecting people. It was in the 1960 's to the 1980 's that the virus began to emerge. The virus began to grow in every part of the world, in some it grew and killed. Over time the lack of knowledge about the virus, caused it to spread from one person to another. Since the 1960 's the reports on Tuberculosis has dropped, but that is because more and more people are starting to get informed about
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