Download Slide 1

yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Document related concepts

Neglected tropical diseases wikipedia, lookup

Gastroenteritis wikipedia, lookup

Kawasaki disease wikipedia, lookup

Behçet's disease wikipedia, lookup

Common cold wikipedia, lookup

Transmission (medicine) wikipedia, lookup

Chickenpox wikipedia, lookup

Schistosomiasis wikipedia, lookup

Multiple sclerosis research wikipedia, lookup

Hospital-acquired infection wikipedia, lookup

Onchocerciasis wikipedia, lookup

Infection wikipedia, lookup

African trypanosomiasis wikipedia, lookup

Multiple sclerosis signs and symptoms wikipedia, lookup

Tuberculosis wikipedia, lookup

Management of multiple sclerosis wikipedia, lookup

Infection control wikipedia, lookup

Germ theory of disease wikipedia, lookup

Globalization and disease wikipedia, lookup

Childhood immunizations in the United States wikipedia, lookup

What is tuberculosis?
•TB is potentially serious
infectious disease
•Affects lungs primarily
•Spread from person to person through tiny droplets released
into the air
•Most people infected with bacteria that cause TB develop
symptoms of the disease - may not be aware they have the
•If person with active TB untreated - will infect on average
between 10 and 15 people every year (WHO 2002)
Despite advances in treatment, TB remains a major cause of illness and death
worldwide, especially in Africa and Asia
How can TB be treated?
•Requires medical attention and prescription medication taken
over at least a six month time period
• No alternative remedies or over the counter medication has
proven effective in eradicating TB
•During treatment, patients are usually confined to home and
must wear a special breathing mask if
•going outside
•Extremely contagious/communicable
disease- the law and public health safety
requires that TB patients remain isolated
from the rest of the population