Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB, is a bacterial infection that can spread through the lymph nodes and bloodstream to any organ in your body mostly lungs.
Tuberculosis proportionate mortality was also high in this age-group: 30%-50% for males and 40%-60% for females
The recommended treatment of new-onset pulmonary tuberculosis is six months of a combination of antibiotics containing rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol for the first two months, and only rifampicin and isoniazid for the last four months
A number of medications are being studied for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The safety and effectiveness of these new agents are still uncertain since they are result of limited studies.