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What is Tuberculosis?

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from person to person through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.Tuberculosis can infect your bowels, causing malnutrition and death, infection through the bloodstream in the membranes of your brains, tuberculous meningitis, this will kill you too, bone tuberculosis usually won't kill, but maim you seriously, e.g. having a vertebra collapse.


Tuberculosis (TB) can also occur if HIV/AIDS is left untreated. TB is a bacterial infection that can cause serious damage to the lungs and can even cause death. Tuberculosis can also leave an HIV/AIDS patient susceptible to meningitis.


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