Which part of the body is most commonly affected by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis.
A.

What countries are most affected by tuberculosis?

The 22 worst affected countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Viet Nam and
  • Can you die if you have tuberculosis?

    Tuberculosis is actually the primary cause of death for people with HIV. Anyone who receives a late diagnosis is also at a greater risk of dying from tuberculosis. The later you start treatment, the more time the bacteria have to spread throughout the lungs and to other parts of the body.
  • Can you prevent tuberculosis?

    With proper TB treatment someone with TB will very quickly not be infectious and so can no longer spread TB to others. The second main part of TB prevention is to prevent people with latent TB from developing active, and infectious, TB disease. The third part of TB prevention is TB infection control.
  • How can you get TB from another person?

    TB bacteria are spread through the air from one person to another. The TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected.
B.

What part of the world is tuberculosis most common?

You are infected with HIV or have another condition that puts you at high risk for active TB disease. You are from a country where active TB disease is very common (most countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia and Eastern Europe and Russia).
  • What part of the world is tuberculosis most common?

    You are infected with HIV or have another condition that puts you at high risk for active TB disease. You are from a country where active TB disease is very common (most countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia and Eastern Europe and Russia).
  • What countries have tuberculosis?

    Top 10 countries with TB patients
    • India.
    • China.
    • Indonesia.
    • South Africa.
    • Bangladesh.
    • Pakistan.
    • Philippines.
  • What countries are most affected by tuberculosis?

    The 22 worst affected countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Viet Nam and
C.

What countries still have tuberculosis?

In 2016, 87% of new TB cases occurred in the 30 high TB burden countries. Seven countries accounted for 64% of the new TB cases: India, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, and South Africa.
  • How do they test for tuberculosis?

    A positive TB skin test or TB blood test only tells that a person has been infected with TB bacteria. It does not tell whether the person has latent TB infection (LTBI) or has progressed to TB disease. Other tests, such as a chest x-ray and a sample of sputum, are needed to see whether the person has TB disease.
  • How can you get TB from another person?

    TB is spread through the air from one person to another. The TB germs enter the air when a person with active TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these germs and become infected.
  • What part of the world is tuberculosis most common?

    You are infected with HIV or have another condition that puts you at high risk for active TB disease. You are from a country where active TB disease is very common (most countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia and Eastern Europe and Russia).

Updated: 16th October 2019

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