TUBERCULOSIS

WHAT  IS TUBERCULOSIS?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable infectious disease.


The cause of tuberculosis - tuberculosis bacillus is transmitted in the environment  when person with  active  lung TB  infection breathes , speaks, coughs, or sneezes.


Disease usually affects the lungs, but by blood or lymph steram it can disseminated also to other parts of the body, e.g. kidneys, bones, lymph nodes, brain.


Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a TB form that is resistant to the two most powerful first-line anti- TB drugs, with or without resistance to other drugs. Resistance develops if the TB treatment is irregular, inappropriate due different reasons, or drugs are of low-quality.  Drug-resistant tuberculosis is much more difficult to treat.

TUBERCULOSIS IN LATVIA IS BEING TREATED FREE OF CHARGE