How Tuberculosis Spreads - Mycobacterium in the air is responsible for spreading this contagious disese, Tuberculosis. Read more to understand how you can prevent (airborne infection) tuberculosis from spreading.
Tuberculosis is an airborne infectious disease that is caused by the bacteria named Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB bacilli are present in person's sputum and can be only seen under a microscope, they spread through the medium of tiny droplets in air. If a person breathes in tuberculosis bacteria they can settle in the lungs and multiply there and finally move to other parts of the body through blood. Kidney, spine and brain are common targets but TB in lungs and throat can be very contagious and can as a matter of fact easily infect others.
The person living in crowded areas are more prone to catching this infection as the germs can easily be passed on from the TB patient in poorly ventilated and crowded areas. If you are still wondering on how tuberculosis spread, here are the common medicums of infection:
Here are some tips to prevent tuberculosis. The person with infection must always:
A person infected with TB is likely to infect ten to fifteen others on annual basis. If one comes in contact with a tuberculosis patient one must take test for latent tuberculosis and PPD skin test.
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