Pocket Sputum Flask (From the Collection #25)

The Story Throughout the 1800s, tuberculosis (also called phthisis, consumption, or TB) was a leading cause of death in the industrialised world. Treatments focused on bed rest, a nourishing diet, and fresh air. Canada’s first tuberculosis sanatorium opened in 1897 as a hospital where patients in the early stages of lung disease could rest and … More Pocket Sputum Flask (From the Collection #25)

World TB Day 2013: A Fearsome Disease, Hope for New Vaccines

The image of bacterial time-bombs in the lungs is frightening.  Even more so, perhaps, when you consider that for most of history there was no effective treatment for TB.  Or, that increasingly tuberculosis bacteria are becoming resistant to the treatments that are currently available. … More World TB Day 2013: A Fearsome Disease, Hope for New Vaccines

Raising Awareness about Tuberculosis – World TB Day, 24 March 2012 Pt. 1

Tuberculosis is caused by an infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, rod-shaped bacteria that are spread mostly through air-born droplets or dust micro-particles of dried sputum.Those who develop active pulmonary tuberculosis experience a range of signs and symptoms, including chest pain, cough, weight loss, pallor, fever, and night sweats. … More Raising Awareness about Tuberculosis – World TB Day, 24 March 2012 Pt. 1