Pulmonary Tuberculosis....Serious Disease Closed to You

Authors

  • Tamaporn Chaiwcharn Faculty of Science and Technology Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University
  • Nathamon Seubsu Faculty of Science and Technology Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University

Keywords:

tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causes and contagion

Abstract

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, plagues are mostly transmitted through the respiratory system. People worldwide are aware, vigilant and protect themselves from the coronavirus. Many people do not think of other infectious diseases in the respiratory tract that are harmful to the respiratory system. And it also harms the body’s systems, not less than the coronavirus, such as infection with tuberculosis. Although tuberculosis has long been a disease, the number of patients with tuberculosis has not decreased. There’s only a growing number. According to World Health Organization estimates, there are about 10 million people in the world, and in 2017, there were about 1.6 million people who died from tuberculosis. It is also estimated that 1 in 4 of the world’s population is infected with latent tuberculosis. People infected with latent tuberculosis are asymptomatic and do not spread the infection to others, but are at risk of developing tuberculosis. People infected with latent tuberculosis among adults with normal immunity become tuberculosis patients. On average, 5–10 percent over the age, most of them suffer from tuberculosis within 2- to 5 years after the first tuberculosis infection (Comstock, Livesay & Woolper, 1974). For example, people living with HIV will suffer from tuberculosis 21 times more than those without HIV infection (World Health Organization, 2018).

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Published

2022-04-26

How to Cite

Chaiwcharn ฐ. ., & Seubsu ณ. . (2022). Pulmonary Tuberculosis.Serious Disease Closed to You. EAU Heritage Journal Science and Technology, 16(1), 28–36. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/EAUHJSci/article/view/252602

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