Tuberculosis is an airborne disease that can be easily transmitted from one person to another. The risk of contracting this disease becomes even greater for children. This is so because the immune system of children is still at its nascent stage so it is unable to defend itself from the onslaught of the tuberculosis bacteria.
In India the problem of tuberculosis among children is even greater because of the country being one of the tuberculosis endemic areas of the world. It is estimated that nearly 3 to 4 million in India suffer from tuberculosis.
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