Tuberculosis, The, And Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis the disease.

In this educational report, I will be identifying, the history of Tuberculosis, the symptoms of Tuberculosis, how Tuberculosis is transmitted, how to prevent Tuberculosis, what organs Tuberculosis can affect and the treatments for Tuberculosis.
History
Tuberculosis or better known as TB is a disease that has been at one point the leading cause of death in the U.S. Tuberculosis has a couple distinct names. The first is Phthisis, which first appeared in Greek literature around 460 BC. It was said that Tuberculosis affected individuals between 18 and 35 and was nearly always fatal. Aristotle believed that Tuberculosis might be contagious, but many of Aristotle contemporaries believed that Tuberculosis was inherited. The second distinct name that Tuberculosis is been known to be called would be the White Plague. The White Plague was an epidemic, which lasted two hundred years in or around the 17th century. It was considered inevitable, and was the principal cause of death in 1650. The origins of Tuberculosis is debatable. Some say that it is older than 6,000 years old, but according to recent findings in human skeletons from southern Peru which were dated to be 1,000 years old it could be said that Tuberculosis can be newer than 6,000 years old.( Cited from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention) “Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.” (Cited from Wikipedia) “Scientific work investigating the evolutionary…
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