Tuberculosis I

Tuberculosis is an infectious wasting disease caused by bacteria. It is also known as consumption

Tuberculosis II

Although tuberculosis primarily affects the lungs, evidence of the disease has been seen in the spines of Egyptian mummies from 3000 BCE.

Tuberculosis III

In 1842, Dr. John Croghan opened Mammoth Cave in Kentucky to tuberculosis patients. All died, underground, by 1843. 

Tuberculosis IV

Today, many strains of TB have become antibiotic resistant.

Tuberculosis V

Historical victims of tuberculosis include the poet John Keats, the Little Flower St. Thérèse, and the character Fantine from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserable