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Tuberculosis

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Health Studies
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HLTB21H3
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Caroline Barakat

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Tuberculosis= the white plague
Tuberculosis has been present since time, evidence in Egyptian mummies.
Hippocrates disease was due to an evil air but did not consider it to contagious
Aristotle suggested that tb may be due to bad and heavy breath. The first indication that it
was related to respiratory system
Tb documented, as far as we know 5,000
Typical skeletal abnormalities=hunched back
8,000-4,000 this disease started in animals however between this time interval it started
impacting humans.
Changes that occurred to the host or to the environment; tb epidemics are likely
A common type of tuberculosis, that affected the lymph nodes were able to be reversed
The kings or queens would touch those that were infected with tuberculosis that infected
the lymph nodes and they would become better royal touch
In 1629 tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in London
Tuberculosis came from the word tubercles (franciscus d sylvius)
The term was first used in 1839
Dr. Robert Koch developed the tuberculin test
The agent for tuberculosis is mycobacterium tuberculosis
There are 3 main types
Type 1 is the least virulence
Type a is more virulent
Type b
only the bovine type is spread to humans. Another type of tuberculosis id military
tuberculosis which is the most common of tb, the most acute/dangerous form in which grain
like tuberculosis is spread throughout the body.
Tuberculosis is usually contracted through the air, breathing, and initially affects the lungs.
Coughing, sneezing, singing, talking
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Tuberculosis= the white plague Tuberculosis has been present since time, evidence in Egyptian mummies. Hippocrates disease was due to an evil air but did not consider it to contagious Aristotle suggested that tb may be due to bad and heavy breath. The first indication that it was related to respiratory system Tb documented, as far as we know 5,000 Typical skeletal abnormalities=hunched back 8,000-4,000 this disease started in animals however between this time interval it started impacting humans. Changes that occurred to the host or to the environment; tb epidemics are likely A common type of tuberculosis, that affected the lymph nodes were able to be reversed The kings or queens would touch those that were infected with tuberculosis that infected the lymph nodes and they would beco
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