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Basic Facts on Tuberculosis (TB)


Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, it is an air borne disease. This infectious disease spreads through air from one person to another person. At present, India is home to around 26% of the world TB patients – 1 in 4 globally. Over 9.3 lakh people are currently going undetected. According […]

How Does Tuberculosis Spread and How to Prevent the Spread?


It is important to have knowledge on diseases that are contagious, and one such disease is Tuberculosis (TB). We are all aware of the fact that, “Prevention is better than cure.” Therefore, it is better to prevent TB rather than to cure it. In our earlier article we discussed “Basic Facts on Tuberculosis (TB)“. In […]

Tuberculosis (TB) – Diagnosis and Treatment


Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that can be cured with an appropriate treatment. To prevent TB from spreading early diagnosis and treatment can prevent the infection from becoming fatal active. If the treatment is discontinued in the middle, it can lead to recurrence of the disease. In this article, we will discuss how TB can […]

Taking Medications Correctly is an Important Aspect of Treating TB


Tuberculosis is curable with standardized treatment and medication. When TB treatment starts working gradually, the patient will feel better. This is the stage, they will show negligence on taking the prescribed medications. As per the treatment for tuberculosis, the patient should take medication every day for a period of six months. Upon feeling better, they […]

Complications of Untreated Active Tuberculosis


Tuberculosis is a contagious disease like common cold. It spreads from one person to another through air. If the infected person is not treated, it can lead to serious health problems and some times even death. Early diagnosis and treatment is the only alternative to get TB treated. According to World Health Organization: An individual […]