An infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mt). This disease spreads by the inhalation of saliva droplets from the cough or sneeze of a patient. It mainly affects lungs, but can still affect other parts of the body including bones and the nervous system.

Tuberculosis is characterised by persistant cough, night sweats and weight loss. In fact, it might not manifest until months or even years of infection. This is because the Mt bacteria is very slow moving and hence develop so slowly in the body.


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