TB is an airborne disease. Pulmonary TB usually affects the lungs.
The bacteria spreads into the air when a person with active TB coughs, sneezes, speaks or sings. It does not spread through touch or by sharing food.
A person with an active tuberculosis bacteria can show any of the following symptoms –
- Throat cough that lasts for 3 weeks or longer
- Night sweats
- Constant Fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Sometimes ‘coughing up of blood’
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms please visit the doctor and get tested for TB.
If you want more information about TB, getting tested and treatment you can call the toll free helpline 1800116666
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