TRANSMITTABLE DISEASES OF A MAN
A disease is an abnormal condition that affects the body of an organism. It is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and sign and in most cases, a cure. Diseases may be pathogenic or transmittable, deficiency, physiological or hereditary. Diseases affect people all over the world. Among the diseases affecting Caribbean people is tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is a common and in many cases, deadly infectious disease caused by bacteria. Hence, it can be seen as pathogenic or transmittable disease. A pathogenic disease is one which is caused by pathogens and can be transferred from one individual to another. Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air, when people who have an active tuberculosis infection coughs, sneeze or otherwise transmitting respiratory fluids through the air. The symptoms of tuberculosis do not become evident in most cases, unless the disease has advanced. A symptom is a departure from normal function or feeling which is noticed by a patient, indicating the presence of disease or abnormalities. Common symptoms include cough for a prolonged duration (more than three weeks), unexplained or intended weight loss, fatigue, general feeling or tiredness, fever, sweating at nights, chills and loss of appetite. Having these signs and symptoms does not assure that an individual is infected. Diagnosis of active tuberculosis relies on radiology as well as microscopic examination. Treatment of this disease includes administration of multiply antibiotics for 6 to 12 month. Treating this disease also includes the use of special tuberculosis medications, which may provide serious side effects, and may even lead to death. Prevention of this disease can be successful through the use of vaccines and being fully immunized.
In concluding, tuberculosis is indeed a dangerous and deadly disease. It is very rare however possible...