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Chapter 10 2 Bio

Chapter 10 2 Bio - latent tuberculosis infection The latent...

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Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. Even though most people know of the bacteria infecting the lungs, tuberculosis can also infect the kidney, spine, and brain. The disease is spread via aerosol transmission, and cannot cause infection by direct or indirect contact. Once a person has been infected with this certain type of bacteria, they may experience the symptoms of tuberculosis: coughing, weight loss, chills, fever, chest pain, and more; however, they may also experience the
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Unformatted text preview: latent tuberculosis infection. The latent tuberculosis infection is when the bacteria have infected the individual, but the bacteria are causing no harm. The only way to establish the TB disease in a latent tuberculosis individual is through a tuberculosis skin test or a tuberculosis blood test. If a person tests positive in either one of these tests, preventative measures should be taken....
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