What Is Pulmonary Tuberculosis?

By james
Jul 30, 2020
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2. Causes

Tuberculosis is caused by the mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium. It is a contagious condition but it still does not spread easily, which is one of the reasons why it is not more common than it is. There is also a vaccine for the disease, but this is not commonly used in the United States.

Pulmonary tuberculosis is spread from person to person. It can be passed on in droplets when infected people cough, sneeze, or speak. That it is difficult to catch also means you are most likely to catch from somebody you are physically close to, or even intimate with.

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