Tuberculosis : A Deadly Outbreak Of Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a potential, severe, serious, greatest widespread and extremely spreadable infectious disease that could lead to death in the society if it is not treated on time. TB is treatable and can also be prevented in our society with certain precautions and treated with certain drugs that are taken when detected earlier. In the detection and discovery year of tuberculosis, several terms and names were proposed for this disease such as white plague, consumption, dread disease and king’s evil. According to history, the 19th century, there was a deadly outbreak of Tuberculosis in Europe which eventually spread to the United State. TB occurs in every part of the world and is the topmost contagious disease killer in the whole world, in 2014, 9.6 million individuals were ill with TB infection and about 1.5 million died from the contagious disease (WHO, 2016). According to CDC (2015) TB infectious disease affected one third of the world’s populace especially in undeveloped countries. World Health organization (WHO, 2016) stated that above 95% of TB deaths happened in a low- and middle-income countries like African countries in line with the poor sanitation and unhealthy living circumstances and conditions, where there are crowded living conditions. TB infection is the one of the most top five causes of death among women aged 15 to 44, and also in 2014, an estimated of 1 million children fell ill with TB disease of which 140 000 children died of TB. It also a
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