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9. Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease that usually attacks the lungs, from where it can spread to other organs. Before effective treatment became available in the 1940s, TB (which was formerly known as consumption) killed many people. In fact, in the early 1900s one out of every seven people in

9. Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease that usually attacks the lungs. Before effective treatment became available in the 1940s, TB (which was formerly known as consumption) killed many people. In fact, in the early 1900s one out of every seven people in the United States died of TB. The disease

9. Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (often called TB) is a contagious disease that usually attacks the lungs. Before effective treatment became available in the 1940s, TB was a dreaded disease that killed many people while sparing others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the early 1900s one out of

Guard Against TB

Tuberculosis (TB) may be thought of as a disease from another era, or at least another part of the world. But even though its incidence in the U.S. has dropped according to a 2015 study (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, June), this serious respiratory condition continues to be a

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