Tuberculosis - symptoms and how to test
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial illness that is transferred via the air by breathing in tiny droplets from an infected person's coughs or sneezes. Although the lungs are the most directly impacted organ system, the belly, glands, bones, and nervous system are all fair game. Although anybody is at risk for contracting tuberculosis, persons who live in, are from or have spent significant time in a country or territory with high TB prevalence. In the United Kingdom, non-British-born persons account for almost three-quarters of all TB cases by being in close quarters with an infected person for an extended period of time. A skin or blood test can detect tuberculosis through a screening process. The test results can reveal whether or not tuberculosis infection has set in.