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Tuberculosis: Infectious disease
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections show no symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. Around 10% of latent infections progress to active disease which, if left untreated, kill about half of those affected. Typical symptoms of active TB are chronic cough with blood-containing mucus, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. It was historically referred to as consumption due to the weight loss associated with the disease. Infection of other organs can cause a wide range of symptoms.


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UT Lakshadweep, J-K's Budgam first in India to be declared TB-free: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan

Lakshadweep and Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district are the first in the country to be declared TB-free, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Singh said on Wednesday as he called for a "TB Mukt Bharat'.
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