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The disease is classified as latent TB or active TB, with signs and symptoms of active TB including a cough that lasts three or more weeks, coughing up blood, chest pain, unintentional weight loss, fatigue, and night sweats.

A tuberculosis patient holds his medication at a treatment centre in New Delhi, India. I would urge anyone with symptoms, or who has been in close contact with someone with TB, to see their GP as it's completely treatable with antibiotics. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. This is a contagious disease and spreads via air.

As for heroes, World Tuberculosis Day, marks Dr Robert Koch's discovery on 24 March 1882 of mycobacterium tuberculosis as the cause of the disease.

However, a new trial, SMaRT Kids is in advance stages of planning and would aim to investigate the treatment of children with drug-resistant TB. Once inhaled by someone else, the bacteria can be inactive, or they can settle in the lungs and begin to grow.

Our analysis showed that the risk of tuberculosis rises with age during adolescence and into young adulthood.

"The world has the resources to end the interlinked epidemics of tuberculosis and HIV, but political commitment and country action are lacking", said Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director. In contrast, adolescents who develop the disease are likely to pose a risk of infection to others. Few of us have as many friends in our thirties or forties as we had as teenagers. In most cases, because of lengthy treatment regimen and side effects of drugs, patients often discontinue the treatment. According to Mayo Clinic, it is mainly caused by a bacteria that can spread between people through microscopic droplets released into the air.

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When prevention fails, adolescents who experience a serious illness such as tuberculosis are in a tricky position. In 2015, an estimated 28 lakh cases occurred and 4.8 lakh people died due to TB. Developing a resistance to drugs makes it hard to cure over time, but TB in diabetic and HIV patients makes it complicated. The disease kills more than 5000 children, women and men each day and leaves no country untouched.

Back in the 20th century, TB was known to be the leading cause of death in the US.

Finally, the Joint UN Programme also recommends greater public-private sector partnerships to accelerate for innovative new medicines and vaccines. We all have a responsibility to support them.

If they encounter a TB patient, they would have to inform the public health authorities such as District Health Officer or Chief Medical Officer of a District and Municipal Health Officer of urban local bodies or the designated District Tuberculosis Officers.

Ocular TB or tuberculosis affecting the eye has become quite common in the city with around 200 patients being diagnosed with ocular TB annually.

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