Tuesday, May 12, 2009


image Tuberculosis (say: too-burr-cue-low-sis), also called TB, is an infection caused by a bacteria (germ).Tuberculosis is a bacterial disease usually affecting the lungs (pulmonary TB). Other parts of the body can also be affected, for example lymph nodes, kidneys, bones, joints, etc. (extrapulmonary TB). It can lead to serious complications and even death, especially if the body is weakened by other health problems.

It's a very common cause of death in less developed parts of the world. Approximately 1,300 cases are reported each year in New York State. Number of people with Tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia is the third highest in the world after China and India. This achievement is not glory. Based on the results of the survey, from 100 thousand inhabitants on average there are 130 inhabitants with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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