Tuberculosis (TB) is a kind of bacterial infection that is capable of affecting all the organs of the human body. It spreads through the blood stream and the lymph nodes. Generally, it is found to affect the lungs. Many people who are affected by Tuberculosis remain unconscious of the condition, as the bacteria are capable of living inside the body for a long time without generating any symptoms. However, due to factors such as old age or contriving diseases like HIV, the immune system may become weak, causing the symptoms to appear. Some common TB symptoms include: swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, cough, fevers, weight loss and chest pain.
HOW IS TUBERCULOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Tuberculosis is transmitted by air, one may catch the infection if one is exposed to a TB patient on a daily basis.