Tuberculosis is one of the most widely known and publicised diseases in the world due to its lethality and the massive problem it poses in many areas around the world, especially in its drug-resistant form. Long periods of latency that precede tuberculosis manifestation make it extremely difficult to detect the disease in patients until it is activated by another factor. This is usually a weakening of the immune system by another illness. Co-infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is particularly dangerous. The opportunistic nature of tuberculosis and the speed with which the bacteria can eat away the organs of its host further raise the difficulty of treatment. The conditions
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