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Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection spread by inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. Typical symptoms include a persistent cough - sometimes with phlegm that is bloody, weight loss, night sweats, high temperature (fever), tiredness and fatigue, loss of appetite and swellings. An antibiotic called isoniazid (INH) is often prescribed to help prevent the dormant infection from becoming active. If you have active TB disease, your doctor will give you several antibiotics to treat the infection.
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Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. Symptoms include a persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness. TB can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment, which typically involves a long course of antibiotics. Learn more here.
Researchers have found two chemicals that are effective against dangerous bacteria. The source of these healing compounds? The venom of a Mexican scorpion.