Tuberculosis : An Infectious Disease

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Infectious diseases can attack the human body in many forms and varieties. Tuberculosis is one type of these infectious diseases that is a bacterial infection which spreads throughout the lymph nodes and within the bloodstream enabling it to affect all organs in the human body, commonly termed TB. TB is caused by the members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. The M. tuberculosis complex includes the species M. africanum, M. bovis, M. canettii, M. microti and M. tuberculosis, these can be broken up into numerous subspecies Though, it is commonly seen in the area of the respiratory system in the lungs and those infected, (due to the bacteria in tuberculosis is able to live in inactive form), causing one who has manifested the disease to not have symptoms. (What is Tuberculosis)
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that is transmitted airborne, meaning it travels from one stricken victim to another through the air. Therefore, one is exposed by being in contact with someone who is afflicted, usually, by day-to-day acquaintance, such as medical professionals, friends, work associates and family members. Even though, those who have compromised immune systems due to other ailments, such as HIV/AIDS, Crohn 's disease, and those who are young or elderly are more susceptible allowing the TB bacteria the opportunity to develop into an active stage. Only a minimum amount of those who are exposed will ever contract the active TB. The reason for this, in most cases after

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