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Today Is World Tuberculosis Day: Things You Need To Know About This Infection Disease

Today Is World Tuberculosis Day: Things You Need To Know About This Infection Disease

Today March 24, is observed as World TB day.

This disease that kills 5,00,000 Indians every Year. TB is a dengerous bacterial infection that usually affect the lungs.

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Tuberculosis, the world’s top infectious disease killer, claims 5,000 lives each day.

According to the Global Tuberculosis Reaport 2016 by the World Health Organisation, India accounts for one forth of the globle TB cases with 2.2 million out of 9.6 million total cases.

Here are some facts to know about this disease.

What are the sign of TB?

The Common Sign of TB- Chest pains, Weakness, Weight loss, Coughing up of blood, Fever night sweats.

Who’s at Risk?

All age groups are at risk of TV, however. it mostly affects adults in there productive year. You are more likely to get TB if you have any of the following condition-

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • Severy kideny diseas
  • Cancer

Babies and young children are also vulnerable to TB since there immune system are not fully devloped.

It is Remediable?

With rrgular and complete treatment, TB is remediable disease. So never miss the dose.

Protective Measures:

  • Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit, vegetable, whole grains and lean meat while avoiding fatty.
  • Being physically active
  • Not smoking
  • Cutting down alcohol intake
  • Maintaining a good personal hygiene
  • Isolating infected people till they are bacteriologically negative

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