Tuberculosis is a disease caused by mycobacterium. There are
three forms of mycobacterium that cause tuberculosis and
they include; mycobacterium tuberculosis, mycobacterium
bovis, and mycobacterium africanum (Roy, 2011).
Mycobacterium bovis can be spread from animals to humans
through contaminated milk or through the air.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the main cause of tuberculosis.
It is transmitted from a person to the other through air by an
droplet infection through coughing, sneezing, or forced
expiration from the lungs (Xiaoli, 2001).
Importance of education on TB
To reduce mortality, morbidity, and disease
transmission (Gore & Hartston, 2010).
Prevent development of drug resistance
Engage the community in tuberculosis prevention
To make equip the people with knowledge
Symptoms of TB
Chest wall pain (Xiaoli,
Loss of weight
Fever and sweating
Loss of appetite (Gore &
Treatment in case of a suspected TB infection
Proper hygiene-utensils (Jaramillo, 2001).
Proper coughing and sneezing habits
Management of close contacts
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