10 Myths And Facts About Tuberculosis
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.
Myth- 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