Dec 13, 2015
Tuberculosis (TB): The Basics Reviewed 2008 Slide 2 Infection begins Infection begins when tubercule bacilli (TB germs) are breathed into the lung Slide 3 Infection begins The body defenses take effect by sealing off infected areas. Slide 4 Infection controlled The infection is controlled but germs live inside the healed scars. Slide 5 Infection controlled The body defenses weaken, scars break down, allowing TB germs to increase again. Slide 6 Tuberculosis is spread by: Slide 7 Areas of the body most commonly affected by Tuberculosis Slide 8 How TB affects the lung an example from nature Slide 9 How the TB drug treatment works Slide 10 Questions?