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How is tuberculosis spread?: these are the symptoms of the disease that has not been eradicated in Chile

The bacteria that cause this disease are spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

least Seven students confirmed with inactive tuberculosis at La Florida’s Vicente Valdes Polytechnic College,

Due to this, a group of parents condemned the school because, according to them, Appropriate measures have not been taken for a situation of this magnitude.

In a conversation with the local media, the lawyers indicated that The protocol implemented at the school was initially applied only to the infected girl Nor for the rest of his associates or with whom he had contact, which has raised great concerns.

What is tuberculosis?

have tuberculosis A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs.

bacteria that cause disease It spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

What are the symptoms of tuberculosis?

Most people infected with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis no symptoms, However, when they are These include cough (sometimes with blood), weight loss, as well as night sweats and fever.

As explained by the specialty health website MedlinePlus Stuberculosis infection can remain dormant (latent) for years, While in others they may show symptoms after being previously infected.

In other cases, tuberculosis can reactivate a few weeks after the primary infection.

What is the treatment for tuberculosis?

Treatment is not always necessary for people without symptoms. However, patients who have active symptoms They will require a long process of treatment with different types of antibiotics.

Vaccine against tuberculosis in Chile

In Chile, tuberculosis is prevented through the BCG vaccine. Which is mandatory for all newborns in the country through the Child and Adolescent Health Care Program.

Yes, OK, The vaccine doesn’t stop the infection, it stops the spread of the bacteria Thus avoiding serious pictures of the disease that could end with the death of the patient.

“When we hear about tuberculosis, we imagine something from the past, something immediate. But really in the clinical world we call it the ‘silent killer’. In fact, it is the second most deadly disease in the world after COVID-19”, explained Fernando Gonzalez Escalona, ​​head of the Ministry of Disease Prevention and Control Division (DIPRECE).

Meanwhile, Carolina Herrera, a bronchopulmonary internist with the Chilean Air Force (FACH), told CNN that tuberculosis “it’s a perfectly valid disease, Resistance (to a pathogen) resulting from the use or misuse of self-prescribed or incorrectly prescribed antibiotics, Fortunately, the National Tuberculosis Program (…) warns that those specific anti-tuberculosis antibiotics are intended for this purpose only, but we have noticed that sometimes antibiotics and other drugs can be found in free fairs.

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