Treatment
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TREATMENT FOR TB

Active tuberculosis is treated with medications at home or in the hospital. Most likely, victims will be prescribed several medications for several months. Several drugs are used because one drug may not kill all of the TB germs. Some of the possible medications are isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. Many of these drugs may have side effects and can upset the stomach and cause liver problems. Patients need to schedule regular blood tests while on medication. Because TB is an increasingly common disease in the 1990ís, new strains sometimes cannot be killed with the medications listed above and new medications must be found.
A vaccine known as BCG, or Bacille Calmette-Guerin, prepared from a living but weakened strain of tubercle bacilli, confers some protection against tuberculosis, which means it can control the TB virus and/or minimize it.

Our Thanks:

We would like to thank all of the talented medics and scientists who work so hard to find cures for some of the most hazardous diseases in our world. They continue to put their lives on the line by subjecting themselves to deadly viruses and diseases so that our world can one day be pure and safe.
We would also like to thank all of the TB websites we collected information from, as well as plenty of encyclopedias!
And, of course, thank you Ms. Rhoads for giving us the opportunity to go and create this webpage.

Thank you all and God Bless.


Thanks to the constant and persistant work of scientists and doctors, a germ like the one to the right is not as much of a threat as it was only fifty years ago!