Without treatment, tuberculosis can be fatal. Untreated active disease typically affects your lungs, but it can spread to other parts of your body through your bloodstream
In the 20th century, TB was a leading cause of death in the United States. Today, most cases are cured with antibiotics.
- A cough that lasts more than 3 weeks
- Chest pain
- Coughing up blood
- Loss of appetite
- Unintentional weight loss.
- BCG vaccination
- Infectious patients limit their contact with other people. Wear a surgical mask when you’re around other people.
- Avoid travelling to a place where TB is common.
- Keep your rooms in good ventilation
- Good hygiene