UV and Tuberculosis?

Answer Tuberculosis, or TB, currently ranks among the world's deadliest diseases, and roughly 2 million deaths are related to tuberculosis each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Since th... Read More »

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What is a tuberculosis test?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a condition caused by bacteria that affects the lungs (and sometimes other parts of the body). A skin test is done to help check for the presence of these bacteria.Identificati... Read More »

What is PPD when testing for tuberculosis?

PPD stands for the purified protein derivative that a health care provider injects under the top layer of the skin, causing a blister to form under the skin. The test is also known as a tuberculosi... Read More »

What is the scientific name for tuberculosis?

The scientific name for tuberculosis is Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Also commonly known as TB, or tubercle bacillus, it affects the lungs and is spread through coughing. Tuberculosis is known to be... Read More »

How do people die from tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis, commonly called TB, is a dangerous and frequently deadly bacterial disease that can spread through the air and infect other people. TB kills a large number of people every year.TypesT... Read More »