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Smoking-A Risk Factor For TB

August 21, 2013


  “Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease,” World Health Organization(WHO). This makes tuberculosis a communicable disease. There is evidence that tobacco smoking […]

Aids On The Rise In China

February 19, 2009


According to a Xinhua report AIDS is on the rise, 6,897 people died in the nine months ending September 2008. It  was the number 1 infectious disease killer in 2008, followed by TB, rabies and hepatitis. In 2005 it was the third.  According to the  report the increase  may be because of improved reporting of HIV/AIDS, […]

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