Alternate Names : TB, Phthisis
What can be done to prevent the infection?
Avoidance of those with tuberculosis can prevent this infection, but is often
not possible. Serious infections can sometimes be prevented when drugs are
given after the initial infection but before serious disease develops.
What are the long-term effects of the infection?
Severe infection can result in permanent organ damage, such as brain damage, or
What are the risks to others?
This infection can be spread to other people in some cases.