Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. It is a serious condition but can be cured with proper treatment.

TB mainly affects the lungs. However, it can affect any part of the body, including the bones and nervous system. Typical symptoms of TB include:

Typical symptoms of COPD include:

  • A persistent cough of more than three weeks that brings up phlegm which may be bloody (see your GP immediately if this is the case)
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • High temperature (fever)
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

Read more about the symptoms of tuberculosis from NHS Choices..

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