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1. Tuberculosis (TB)
A highly infectious, potentially fatal disease of humans and animals caused by the Gram-positive bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB causes the formation of hard nodules (tubercules) and crusty dead spots in lung and bone tissue. People suffering from tuberculosis exhibit symptoms such as a bad cough and wasting debility. Prior to the development of antibiotic s such as penicillin , TB was known as "consumption" and was widely feared. Now, because TB infection is on the rise again as a common secondary infection accompanying AIDS , antibiotic-resistant strains have developed which could potentially cause major epidemics in the near future if alternate treatments aren't found.

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