What is Active TB Disease?
People with active TB disease usually feel sick and have weakness, weight loss, fever and night sweats. People with tuberculosis of the lungs usually also have a cough and chest pain and may cough up blood. Symptoms of tuberculosis disease in other parts of the body depend on the area affected.


People who have tuberculosis in their lungs can spread the bacteria to other people. It usually takes many hours in close contact with someone with tuberculosis disease to become infected.


Active TB disease is treated with antibiotics for 6 months to 2 years.

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. What is Active TB Disease?
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