Welness Thursday

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TB is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium Tuberculosis that generally affects the lungs.


  • Active TB is an illness in which the TB bacteria are rapidly multiplying and invading different organs ofthe body. The typical symptoms of active TB variably include cough, chest pain, weakness, weightloss, fever, chills and sweating at night. A person with active pulmonary TB disease may spread TB to others by airborne transmission of infectious particles coughed into the air.
  • Miliary TB is a rare form of active disease that occurs when TB bacteria find their way into the bloodstream. In this form,the bacteria quickly spread all overthe body in tiny nodules and affect multiple organs at once. This form of TB can be rapidly fatal.
  • Latenttuberculosis (LTB), also called latenttuberculosis infection (LTBI)is when a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but does not have active tuberculosis.


  • Feeling sick or weak
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Chills, fevers and night sweats
  • Sever cough that lasts for 3 weeks or more
  • Chest Pains
  • Coughing up blood