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Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious, re-emerging bacterial illness that usually affects the lungs. People with TB infection can take medicine to keep them from getting TB disease.

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Tuberculosis * Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious, re-emerging bacterial illness that usually affects the lungs. People with TB infection can take medicine to keep them from getting TB disease. People with TB disease can usually be cured with anti-TB drugs. Some new strains of TB are resistant to many anti-TB drugs. * Preventing TB involves: 1) keeping people from becoming infected with TB, 2) keeping people with TB infection from getting TB disease, 3) treating people with TB disease What is tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs but that can attack other parts of the body. ...read more.

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TB bacteria usually multiply in the lungs. TB in the lungs can cause: * A bad cough that lasts longer than 2 weeks * Chest pain * Coughing up blood or sputum (phlegm from deep inside the lungs) * Other symptoms are: weakness or tiredness, weight loss, chills, fever, and night sweats How is tuberculosis diagnosed? TB infection is diagnosed by a skin test. A small needle is used to put some fluid, called tuberculin, under the skin on the inside of the arm. After 2 to 3 days, the amount of skin swelling around the test area is measured. A positive reaction usually means that the person has TB infection. ...read more.

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Also, 10 million to 15 million people in the United States are infected with TB and could develop TB disease in the future. Is tuberculosis a re-emerging infectious disease? Yes. With the discovery of anti-TB drugs in the 1940s, U.S. cases began to decrease for most of the 20th century. However, between 1985 and 1992, TB cases increased. This resurgence of TB prompted the mobilization of improved efforts to prevent and control TB. As a result, cases have dropped each year since 1993. Pringle-sending aid kits You sent your First aid kit to Morphtrader_off with the message: heres 1 You sent your First aid kit to Morphtrader_off with the message: heres 2 15:28:38 Friday 10/02/06 ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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