March 07, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
- A persistent cough
- Blood in phlegm
- High fever
- Chills and body aches
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB most commonly affects the lungs but the bacterial infection can affect almost any part of the body such as the kidney, spine and brain.
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It is estimated that a third of the world's population is infected with the bacteria that causes TB. Each year about 8 million people develop the disease and up to 2.5 million people worldwide are killed by it. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 14,000 cases were reported in 2003 in the United States.
For example, in the past, the Department of Health and St. Barnarbas Hospital in the Bronx announced a nurse working at the New York hospital was diagnosed with tuberculosis. The nurse worked in the postpartum, well-baby nursery, neonatal intensive care and psychiatric units, and has potentially exposed 700 people, including 238 babies, to Tuberculosis (TB).
Initially, there may be no symptoms showing signs of tuberculosis infection. When symptoms do develop, they may commonly include:
Tuberculosis (TB) is spread through the air from one person to another when a person infected with active TB coughs or sneezes. People nearby who breathe in the bacterium can become infected easily in New York. Contact our New York Tuberculosis Attorney now if you suspect you or a family member has been exposed to Tuberculosis.
Anyone can get TB. However, people who are at greater risk of developing TB include:
If you, a family member, or a friend have been infected by Tuberculosis in New York, please contact New York Tuberculosis Attorney of Finz & Finz, P.C. at (855) TOP-FIRM today or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form on the right of this page for Injury Attorneys to review.