Tuberculosis or TB is an infectious disease that transfers from the air. It is one of the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. According to Journal of Vitrian health say that “Paleopathological evidence dates back to 8000 BCE and evidence of bony tuberculosis has been found dating from the Neolithic period in 5800 BCE and in Egyptian mummies dating to 2400 BCE”.
1 Tuberculosis disease is has been known one of the deadliest diseases in the world. As earlier time Tuberculosis has been known called phthisis and consumption. The worst part of this disease is killed the patient long and slow agonizing death. This horrifying disease daily kills about 4658 daily. Not only that One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Just only “In 2016, 10.4 million people around the world became sick with TB disease. There were 1.7 million TB-related deaths worldwide.” 2 The cause of Tuberculosis is the bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
that cause tuberculosis is spread from one person to another through the air by a cough and sneezing It’s a treatable airborne virus, although some strains are resistant to conventional treatments. Since Tuberculosis is an airborne infectious disease it usually hard to control it. And significantly happened People who work closely or live close to a person with infectious tuberculosis. Such as our workplace, school, bus and people living in the crowded places. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a large non-motile rod-shaped bacterium. As Cindy Girdler says that ” The major virulence factor is located in the cell wall structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The lipids in its cell wall contain mycolic acids, which is a unique alpha-branched lipid that affects the permeability of the cell’s surface, preventing the attack from lysozyme, cationic proteins, and complement deposits in serum. ” 3 Most people infected with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis don’t have symptoms.
When symptoms do occur, they usually include a cough, can be constant or mixed with blood, weight loss, night sweats, and fever. “Treatment isn’t always required for those without symptoms. Patients with active symptoms will require a long course of treatment involving multiple antibiotics. “3. There is no Cure for TB however if you caught it fast it can be treatable. Treatment isn’t always required for those without symptoms. Patients with active symptoms will require a long course of treatment involving multiple antibiotics.
All in all, I pray that God helps us to discover the cure and pray that his Grace will be upon us as always.Reference Frith, John. History of Tuberculosis. Part 1 – Phthisis, Consumption and the White Plague, jmvh.org/article/history-of-tuberculosis-part-1-phthisis-consumption-and-the-white-plague/.”Tuberculosis (TB).
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