Tuberculosis is spread from one person to the next through the air when people who have active TB in their lungs cough, spit, speak, or sneeze. As of one quarter of the world's population is thought to have latent infection with TB. Tuberculosis may infect any part of the body, but most commonly occurs in the lungs known as pulmonary tuberculosis. General signs and symptoms include fever, chills , night sweats, loss of appetite , weight loss, and fatigue.
Tuberculosis Among American Indians and Alaskan Natives -- United States, 1985
Risk factors for excess mortality and death in adults with tuberculosis in Western Kenya
Objective: To assess the risk factors and effects of delayed diagnosis on tuberculosis TB mortality in Hong Kong. Methods: All consecutive patients with TB notified in were tracked through their clinical records for treatment outcome until All TB cases notified or confirmed after death were identified for a mortality survey on the timing and causes of death. Results: Of TB cases notified, Among the cases with TB notified after death, only 30 were certified to have died from TB. However, 52 If these cases are counted, the total TB-related deaths increases from to
History of tuberculosis
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Up to 13 million : estimated number of people in the United States living with latent TB infection. The United States continues to have one of the lowest TB case rates in the world, and the case count represents the lowest number of TB cases on record. Still, too many people suffer from TB disease and our progress is too slow to eliminate TB in this century. Ending TB will require a dual approach of maintaining and strengthening current TB control priorities, while increasing efforts to identify and treat latent TB infection in populations at risk for TB disease. This report contains tabular and graphic information about reported TB cases collected from 60 reporting areas.