Spread of Tuberculosis
Health risks are factors in the mortality rate of people in different countries especially with those that experience poverty and drought. India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka are examples of counties that are greatly affected by the disease as reported by WHO or the World Health Organization. The knowledge of the prevalence of TB is now spreading and is indeed a very important move to eliminate it thus making the citizens safe and healthy.
In the experiments done in this study, the figures show that there is an increase of students infected by the disease. The immunity of some to TB is somewhat questionable. As we all know, TB can be transferred by just keeping in contact with a person who has active TB in their body thus the 29 students who got the infectious disease may be exposed to an environment with the bacteria of TB like Mycobacterium bovis. It is important that the public is aware of the do’s and don’ts regarding the prevention of TB.
Tuberculosis is not a joke; it is a serious problem that should be dealt not only by the health government of every country but also by each family who has the probability of acquiring the germs and bacteria of Tuberculosis. One is not infected easily, but if people will not be cautious with what they do, they are more likely to become victims of a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the main culprit of TB. We are just lucky that there are already many treatments available to stop it or at least lessen it when worse cases occur. It is still better to be safe with what we do and eat than to panic on times that we already are in the worst or lethal stage, like cancer.
World Health Organization. 2008. Strategic approach to maintain appropriate tuberculosis control activities in countries affected by the Asian tsunami disaster. 12 October 2008. <http://www.who.int/tb/tsunami/en/>