March 24 is observed as World Tuberculosis Day. Do you know what Tuberculosis is?
Tuberculosis or commonly called TB is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is an infectious disease through droplets that can attack various important organs of the body, but most cases of this disease attack the respiratory system or lungs. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that as many as 1.5 million people died from TB, with details of 89,000 men, 480,000 women and 140,000 children.
TB has common symptoms such as fever, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fatigue. Patients with TB also usually have a cough that sometimes bleeds and constant shortness of breath.
Despite having similar symptoms to Covid-19, there are differences between the two. TB is caused by bacteria, while Covid-19 is caused by a virus. Although COVID-19 has TB-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and sore throat, it usually lasts for less than 14 days. While TB has symptoms of onset of more than 14 days.
Even so, if you feel you are experiencing good symptoms such as TB or Covid-19, it is hoped that you do not self-diagnose. mDoc friends need to get checked out as soon as possible so they can be handled quickly and appropriately. mDoc friends can do teleconsultation with doctors on the mDoc application, or book offline consultations with doctors at hospitals that have collaborated with mDoc. Get fast, safe and convenient healthcare with one app. Let's download the mDoc application right now.