Overview of Tuberculosis – TB Basics

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that affects the lungs. People commonly refer to it as TB. Globally tuberculosis is the second largest killer among the diseases caused by a single infectious agent. It may also spread to other parts of the body such as spine and brain. The main cause of TB is a type of bacteria - Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antibiotics is used to cure most cases of TB. But the cure takes long time. You should be under medication for at least six to nine months. How Does Tu...