Understanding TB Symptoms

Understanding TB Symptoms

Jessica Schuman RN BSN AE-C Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterium that is spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air from coughs and sneezes.   In the United States, TB was considered to be decreasing in incidence over the past years due...

About World TB Day

Tuberculosis is a global epidemic, but it is preventable and curable.  In 2016, 10.4 million people were sickened with tuberculosis and there were 1.7 million TB-related deaths throughout the world.  In the United States, there were 9, 272 cases of TB in 2016....

Tuberculosis in Children

Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious airborne disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is of vital public health concern when it occurs in any segment of the world’s population. Why is it that TB in children is of particular interest to the worldwide...

10 Facts About Tuberculosis

Did you know that in 1900, tuberculosis (TB) was a leading cause of death in the United States, second only to pneumonia/influenza? There were 38, 820 TB related deaths reported that year. Since then, the deaths attributed to tuberculosis have steadily decreased to...