25 Little-Known Tuberculosis Facts You’ll Want To Know

Do you take your health seriously? Well, even if you do, there isn’t much you can do about diseases like tuberculosis. Fortunately, if you live in the US or Europe, then society is largely free of this lethal disease, but unfortunately, it’s been coming back! Why? Because bacteria are slowly becoming immune to antibiotics! These are 25 Little-Known Tuberculosis Facts You’ll Want To Know.


Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

tuberculosisSource: mayoclinic.org

Most of the time, it affects the lungs, but other parts of the body can be affected as well.

lungsSource: webmd.com

Most infections don't cause any symptoms. This is known as latent tuberculosis. 10% of the time, however, this latent infection progresses to active symptoms.

tuberculosisSource: webmd.com

Once you develop active symptoms, without treatment, you only have a roughly 50% chance of survival.

halfSource: mayoclinic.org

The classic symptoms are coughing blood, fevers, and weight loss. Once other organs are affected, additional symptoms will arise.

stethoscopeSource: webmd.com

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