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Definition tuberculosis - a serious and highly contagious lung infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small sores in the lungs
  • Antibiotic resistant TB is a growing problem.
TB = an infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (sores) in the lungs
  • After graduation she accepts a position, at the urging of her father's friends, as a nurse in a TB sanatorium in Switzerland.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • TB = tuberculosis — a serious and highly contagious type of lung infection
  • Tuberculosis had invaded both his lungs, it had begun eating his spine, and it had fractured the long bones of his legs.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • tuberculosis = a serious and highly contagious type of lung infection
  • He died of tuberculosis just a year after the creation of Pakistan and we haven't stopped fighting since.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • tuberculosis = a serious and highly contagious type of lung infection
  • I kept telling myself Dad was right, that they knew how to look after themselves and each other, but in the spring, Mom called me to say Dad had come down with tuberculosis.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • tuberculosis = a serious and highly contagious type of lung infection
  • He said his bout with TB had set him to pondering about mortality and the nature of the cosmos.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • TB = tuberculosis — a serious and highly contagious type of lung infection
  • By then he'd not only beaten back the TB, he'd been sober longer than any time since the Phoenix detox.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • TB = tuberculosis — a serious and highly contagious type of lung infection
  • Dad escorted me back to the TB ward and introduced me to all of his friends.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • TB = tuberculosis — a serious and highly contagious type of lung infection
  • His body was riddled with TB and lung cancer when Lord Mountbatten, the last British viceroy of India, agreed that India would be divided at independence.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • TB = tuberculosis — a serious and highly contagious type of lung infection
  • Jim Kim had often said that the world's response to aids and tb would define the moral standing of his generation.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The prices of antiretrovirals were falling, even more dramatically than the prices of second-line tb drugs.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Are you going to punish people for thinking tb comes from sorcery?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Of the several cases of tb in this family, only the father's was detectable by sputum smear.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • First, you perform what he calls "the distal intervention" and cure the family of tb.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • "So here's a house full of tb, where you only have one case according to the dots system," says Farmer.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Then you start changing the conditions that made them especially vulnerable to tb in the first place.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • So he's hired him, as a tb "outreach worker."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Several had tb, including Alcante's father, who is still in therapy.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • And the proportion of white cells in his blood was much higher than usually seen in extrapulmonary tb.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The new chief of who's tb division praised it in a letter to The New York Times.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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