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Synonyms for tuberculosis

TB

Synonyms for tuberculosis

an infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs

Synonyms for tuberculosis

infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)

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On the Southern tip of Africa, South Africa and the independent kingdom of Swaziland are amongst those countries bearing the brunt of the tuberculosis epidemic.
The tuberculosis epidemic may be thriving because of this pool of carriers, despite the fact that we all get shots of BCG or Bacille Calmette- GuE[umlaut]rin vaccine as young infants.
In New York City, to have worked with (former New York City Health Commissioner) Peggy Hamburg and helping to stop the tuberculosis epidemic that we had there.
Finely wrought drama "The Necessities of Life" was inspired by a tuberculosis epidemic that broke out in the Inuit population of Canada's Far North in the 1940s and '50s.
Born Kassahun Tsegie in a small village in Ethiopia in 1970, Samuelsson was orphaned at the age of 3 when his parents fell victim to a tuberculosis epidemic that swept through the country.
I visited health projects which are tackling the tuberculosis epidemic there.
Mr Brown, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said: "For far too long, world leaders have ignored the global tuberculosis epidemic, even as it causes millions of needless deaths each year.
In addition, a worldwide tuberculosis epidemic is considered likely, mostly because it thrives in regions where immunities are suppressed by HIV.
When he was three years old, Samuelsson's birth parents died in a tuberculosis epidemic in his native Ethiopia.
IRELAND could be on the verge of a Tuberculosis epidemic because a health board claims it can't afford to vaccinate newborn babies - and the Health Department didn't know.
Perhaps there is a remote biomedical connection between the environmental disaster and the tuberculosis epidemic in the region.
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