Опубликовано Окт 28, 2011 в Видео | Комментарии к записи Tuberculosis, or TB Disease отключены

Tuberculosis, or TB Disease, was once the leading cause of death in the United States.

As early as the 1940’s, the first of several medicines was discovered to treat TB and as a result, TB slowly began to decrease in the United States. TB control efforts were then neglected in the 1970’s and early 80’s, and the number of TB cases increased. When a person with Active TB disease of the lungs coughs or sneezes, people nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected. People most susceptible to contracting TB are those with weak or compromised immune systems.

Someone with Active TB Disease will need to take several different medicines because this will do a better job of killing all of the bacteria and preventing them from becoming resistant to the medicines. Some people have serious side effects from INH. Should you develop any, you must call your doctor or nurse right away. Drinking alcoholic beverages while taking INH can be very dangerous.