Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. On this World Tuberculosis Day, Here are the top 10 Myths about Tuberculosis disease and their facts.
Facts And Myths About Tuberculosis disease
Myth- There is only one type of Tuberculosis.
Fact- There are many types of TB but primarily people are mostly affected with Lungs Tuberculosis Disease.
Myth- You can only get tuberculosis once.
Fact- People who have cured from tuberculosis can get infected again.
Myth- Tuberculosis is un-curable.
Fact- It can be cured if patient followed the routine and procedure prescribed by the doctor.
Myths- People who are poor those only get this TB disease.
Fact- No, anyone regardless of economic barriers can get this disease.
Myth-Tuberculosis is hereditary.
Fact- TB is not caused by genes it is an airborne disease it affects if someone get close contact with already having tuberculosis person.
Myth- BCG vaccination offers guaranteed protection from TB.
Fact- No, because cases seen that a person who already took a BCG vaccine get affected at later Stage.
Myth- I don’t smoke than also affecting with TB possible.
Fact- Yes, as it is an airborne disease anyone can get affect with this disease.
Myth- If a person affected with Tuberculosis infection in the lungs than later in lungs also development of cancer possible.
Fact- Yes it is possible, many cases has seen in which a person affected with tuberculosis disease on later stage develops Cancer.
Myth- If a tuberculosis person coughs at me than I also get this disease.
Fact- Tuberculosis is not so easily contacted, one have to become very close to affected person for several days and nights.
Myth- TB is caused by excessive smoking.
Fact- No, it is caused by the bacteria named Mycobacterium tuberculosis.