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Tuberculosis clinic. Male patient receiving his morning medication in a clinic for treating tuberculosis (TB). TB is cased by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is spread by coughing and sneezing. It infects the lungs creating primary tubercles, nodular lesions of dead tissue and bacteria. The bacteria may enter the blood or lymph system and spread to other organs of the body.
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