Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that is CURABLE. Having stated a fact, still a lot of people have the misconception and people who carry the disease are still frowned upon.
How a person can contract or develop TB?
TB is passed on from one person to another. The bacteria is put on to the air when a person with tuberculosis disease of the lungs coughs or sneezes. People nearby breathe in the air and become infected. Any one can contract the infection but do not feel sick at all and may develop TB sometime in the future. Any one in our family, friends, co-workers, and people we meet everyday might be exposed to TB. Early detection and proper treatment is the cure and people who are already sick and symptomatic must seek help immediately.
TB in UAE
TB is one of the diseases that the UAE department of health here is on the look out for together with AIDS/HIV and Leprosy and once they found out about an expat having Tuberculosis, no residence visa will be issued and the sufferer will be treated first before deportation.
TB in Children
TB can affect anyone irregardless of age, gender, status, and nationality.
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Let's say NO to TB and protect our loved ones!