Tuberculosis in Africa

    Tuberculosis has an effect on a number of people all throughout Africa, as it continues to grow and get worse. First and foremost, some statistics include that, almost 1% of 50 million people in Africa develop TB in a year. That may not sound like a lot but continuing with that a total estimated number of cases in 2013 resulted to 450,000. HIV and Tuberculosis can be closely related together for example, 80% of Africa in total is impacted by both HIV and Tuberculosis. Subtracting HIV a total 60% of the African population is affected by Tuberculosis.
    TB can cause a lot casualties in a short span of time. For example 25,000 people in South Africa died in 2011 because of it. Continuing with that two-thirds of the people who develop it die. Adding on to South Africa, in 2010 410,040 cases were notified. In most parts of Africa HIV and Tuberculosis are the leading cause of death. Tuberculosis is a lethal disease that is getting worse and worse. 
    People in Africa cannot afford to get treatment, so they need to know what to avoid. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis and it can be spread through coughs or sneezes from the person who has already developed it. Expensive chemicals are used as the treatments, which is why many deaths occur in Africa. Tuberculosis is a major problem in Africa and has impacted the lives of many.