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How Tuberculosis (TB) Is Tested and Diagnosed

A TB infection is an airborne bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs. It is transmitted when an infected person releases his fluids in the air through sneezing, speaking, coughing and singing.


However, not everyone who gets tuberculosis gets sick. This type of TB is known as latent tuberculosis. Infected people do not show any symptoms and can’t infect other people. Due to medications or other health complications that might weaken the immune system, latent TB may develop to active TB.


Active Tuberculosis is a condition where the bacteria causing tuberculosis attack the lungs and other organs of your body. It is accompanied by chest pains, body weakness, coughs, weight loss, coughs, fever, phlegm chills and sweating throughout the night.

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