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How serious is tuberculosis?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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In brief: Tuberculosis

Few years ago, who estimated, one third of world population get TB infection.
Highest rate: se asia, china, india, africa and latin america. If left untreated, 5-10% develop TB disease. Crowded, poor environmental condition, poor nutritional status enhance transmission. A slow killing disease, can affect every human organ, if untreated causes death. 3-4 meds needed for minimum 9 months for cure.

In brief: Tuberculosis

Few years ago, who estimated, one third of world population get TB infection.
Highest rate: se asia, china, india, africa and latin america. If left untreated, 5-10% develop TB disease. Crowded, poor environmental condition, poor nutritional status enhance transmission. A slow killing disease, can affect every human organ, if untreated causes death. 3-4 meds needed for minimum 9 months for cure.
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