Gambia: World Tuberculosis Day 2014 How Dangerous Is Tuberculosis (TB) Disease
World Tuberculosis Day, falling on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease. Today tuberculosis causes the deaths of about 1.7 million people each year, mostly ...
Dangerous TB spreading at alarming rate in Europe: WHO
"TB is an old disease that never went away, and now it is evolving with a vengeance," said Zsuzsanna Jakab, the WHO's Regional Director for Europe. "The numbers are ... is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and destroys patients' lung ...
Another Cost of War: Spread Of Tuberculosis
The medication that he receives helps his liver, which was damaged by treatment of his MDR TB. Petruk, who worked as a miner before being sentenced to prison for stealing a cell phone, was infected with the dangerous strain in prison and then sent to this ...
The Dangerous Resurgence of Tuberculosis in China
China now has the second largest tuberculosis epidemic -second only to India- with more than 1.3 million new cases of tuberculosis every year. What makes the situation particularly serious, however, is that, according to the Chinese Center for Disease ...
Types of Tuberculosis
Often referred to as TB, tuberculosis is a dangerous and highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. While TB usually affects the lungs, it can also infect other parts of the body including the spine, brain and kidney.