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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tuberculosis : "Mammalian Tubercle Bacilli"

Tuberculosis is a chronic infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis (and occasionally other variants of Mycobacterium). It usually involves the lungs, but other organs of the body can also be involved
 
Symptoms
Only about 10 percent of those infected with TB develop the disease. The first symptoms of an active case of TB may be so commonplace that they are often dismissed as the effects of a cold or flu. The individual may get tired easily, feel slightly feverish or cough frequently. It usually goes away by itself, but about in about half the cases, it will return.
 
Treatment
BCG VAccine is given through out many parts of the world.
 
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