Today is March 24, World Tuberculosis Day, and Croco Doc wants to remind you that this disease still exists and can be a public health danger.

Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, which usually affects the lungs. Symptoms can include cough, fever, night sweats, fatigue, and weight loss. Although it can be prevented and treated, early detection is necessary.

Tuberculosis is a highly contagious disease that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. One of the most effective ways to prevent tuberculosis is to wash your hands frequently and maintain good personal hygiene. Additionally, people with symptoms should seek medical attention immediately to prevent the spread of the disease.

And if you know someone who has tuberculosis, make sure to support and encourage them to follow their treatment for a complete cure!