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TB Tuberculosis Brittney, Courtney, Maha, Katie
How is it spread? TB is spread through the air when a person with untreated pulmonary TB coughs or sneezes.
Where does it come from? TB is believed to have been around for about 18,000 years. It was first discovered in Bison. The first human cases were in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Type of isolation Care givers need to follow “droplet precautions”. Patients should be placed in a separate room.
Symptoms Bad cough Pain in chest Fever Weight loss No appetite Sweating at night
Treatment TB can be treated with medicine. It is important to take medicines exactly as told. If patients stops taking it too rarely they can easily become sick again.
A care giver should wear gloves, face mask, and sometimes a gown when caring for a TB patient.
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