Dr. Archbishop Desmond Tutu Essay

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“Despite all the ghastliness in the world, human beings are made for goodness, the ones that held in high regard are not militarily powerful nor economically prosperous. They have a commitment to try and make the world a better place” (Desmond Tutu,15)- Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Strong words of hope and faith in humanity come from a man who is regarded in the same heights as Ghandi. Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a survivor of the deadly disease known as, Tuberculosis. According to the CDC, “One third of the world’s population is infected with TB” . A staggering number, but the amount of deaths from TB is even more astonishing, “1.8 million deaths in 2015” (Center for Disease Control). Most people get confused with what exactly tuberculosis even is, whether people say it’s like the flu or bronchitis, but it’s something truly life threatening. Tuberculosis is not exclusive to only one race, ethnicity, or gender, tuberculosis is able to kill anyone regardless of age. Therefore, it is important to raise awareness and educate all the people in the world of the Tuberculosis. According to the CDC, symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) varies based upon where the bacteria is growing, thus there is a variety of symptoms a person may experience if he or she has Tb.(Center for Disease Control, Tuberculosis). Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria known as, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, but can have two forms, Latent TB and TB disease (Kanabus, 6). Yet, the bacteria can only spread through the air,
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