TB is caused by TB bacteria. It is spread through the air from one person to another. Somebody who has TB in his /her lungs can put the bacteria into the air, when he/she is coughing, talking or sneezing. If you are nearby you may breathe in these bacteria and become infected.
You can get TB easier, if you are in poor physical condition, have lost plenty of weight due lack of food or if you have HI virus.
It is not your own faultif you get TB. TB is not caused by angry spirits. It is not a punishment for bad deeds and is not an inherited disease.
How can you get tb
No you can’t, since the bacteria can’t cause TB if they are swallowed.
No you can’t unless he/she is still sleeping in the same room. The bacteria stick to the bed sheets and are not lifting into the air even if you shake the bed sheets. That’s why you can’t breathe them in.
You don’t have to be afraid to use busses or trains because of TB. TB is not easily spread. To get TB you have to be usually several hours near a person who has TB. You should anyhow move little bit far away from a couching person and wash your hands after you have left the bus. The person who is coughing can have flue which is much easily spread.
Yes you can, if he/she has TB. If your relative has been coughing long, take him/her to examinations. By doing so you will find out the cause of his/her cough.
- You can’t get TB from sexual intercourse or through kissing. However, if your partner has had long cough he/she can have TB. If you spend long time with him/her it is possible to get TB.
- If your partner is getting treatment for TB you can have sexual intercourse with him/her. A TB patient who receives regular treatment does not spread the disease.