Long before, experts have noted that tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease which mainly characterized by the growth of nodules or sometimes referred to as tubercles in the tissues, especially the lungs. Being one of the world's leading infectious killers, a team of researchers have recently claimed that tuberculosis may have finally met its match. Following after the discovery of two new drug therapies, it is said that these drugs may potentially have the ability to cure all forms of tuberculosis up to the ones that are known for being the most difficult to treat.
New Drug Therapies Might Answer All Forms Of Tuberculosis
In one of his statements reported by New Scientist, Mel Spigelman, president of the TB Alliance, which is said to be the organization coordinating trials of the two treatments has claimed that their team will have something new to offer to every single patient. As of the press time, it takes six months of drug treatment to cure ordinary TB, and two years to cure people whose infections are resistant to drugs. Collaboratively, the new treatments namely BPaMZ and BPaL, is being considered to most likely make treating TB into a much simpler and more effective way.
Instead of the traditional way of taking 20 tablets per day, experts have claimed that BPaMZ involves taking four drugs once a day. Spigelman adds that the alliance has never before seen such rapid action against TB bacteria after it has found that in all majority cases of trials conducted, the TB bacterium had disappeared from sputum within two months. Meanwhile, as for BPaL, a therapy that involves taking three drugs once a day, has so far turned out to have already cured 40 out of 69 patients with "extremely-drug-resistant TB" noted for being the most difficult form to treat.
According to reports revealed by The Point, tuberculosis has been well regarded as a common and I man cases, lethal, infectious disease, usually cause by bacteria. Experts said that tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Ultimately, experts have highly emphasized that the virus is usually being spread through the air when people who have an active TB infection cough, sneeze, or otherwise transmit their saliva through the air. However, it was found that in terms of the probability of transmission from one person to another, would actually depend upon several factors, including the number of infectious droplets expelled by the carrier, the effectiveness of ventilation, the duration of exposure, the virulence of the M. tuberculosis strain, the level of immunity in the uninfected person, and others.