The disease TB kills more than 1,400 Indians every day. Some group of Intellectuals says TB is a disease of poor, which is partly true somewhere. WHO estimates that one third of the world’s population is infected with the bacilli that can potentially causes TB, but the transition from infection to disease is the result of the battle occurred between the body and the infectious bacilli. An infected person with weak immunity can easily develop the disease. TB can occur in any part of the body but the most common and dangerous is the Pulmonary TB. Dangerous because the transmission can normally happened by coughing or sneezing.
by Pratik Kumar
Microbiologist, TB Culture & DST Laboratory, JLNMCH, Bhagalpur, Bihar