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Information about Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a disease that takes many forms, and children under the age of three are susceptible to the generalized form of this disease. It spreads through the lymph glands to many parts of the body. TB is often fatal, and is a bacterial infection spread through water-born droplets. It is extremely contagious and a major killer of children in Africa. After an incubation time of between two and twelve weeks, the patient will have a fever, night-sweats, exhaustion and weight-loss, and a wet cough, sometimes blood-stained. Survivors are likely to have lung damage.

See also:

Immunisation - Age of baby

Immunisation - Controversy

Immunisation - Chicken Pox

Immunisation - Diphtheria

Immunisation - German Measles

Immunisation - Hepatitis A

Immunisation - Hepatitis B

Immunisation - Hib Disease

Immunisation - How does it work

Immunisation - Measles

Immunisation - Mumps

Immunisation - Pertussis

Immunisation - Polio

Immunisation - Reducing impact on baby

Immunisation - Rubella

Immunisation - Safety

Immunisation - Schedule

Immunisation - Tetanus

Immunisation - Varicella

Immunisation - Whooping cough


 
   
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