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Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body from the lymph nodes and through the bloodstream, according to WebMD. If it becomes symptomatic, tuberculosis can kill the tissue of infected organs, potentially leading to death. It is also known...

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According to Mayo Clinic, people get tuberculosis by coming into contact with bacteria in extremely tiny airborne droplets spread by people with active, untreated tuberculosis. Contact may occur through infected people coughing, sneezing, speaking, laughing or singing; ...

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Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria, according to Mayo Clinic. Spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks and releases droplets into the air, tuberculosis is contagious. It is not easily transmittable from person to person, and people who live with someone ...

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People with latent tuberculosis show no symptoms and are not contagious. Those with active TB are contagious and experience various flu-like symptoms, swelling and pain, depending on the location of the infection, according to WebMD.

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Scientist Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes tuberculosis, or TB, in March 1882, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the time, one in seven people in the United States and Europe died from TB...

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A bad cough lasting over three weeks, coughing up blood, chest pain and fever are some signs of tuberculosis. Other signs include loss of appetite, night sweats, weakness, chills and weight loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Bacteria that s...

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Some of the most common symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) include a cough that lasts more than 3 weeks, a painful sensation in the chest and coughing up blood or sputum from the chest. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria and can be spread through the air, according to the ...