According to the World Health Organization, two billion people are infected Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. That is almost one third of the world population.
The global disease is found in every country in the world. It is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide.
However, nowadays, we have a vaccine for tuberculosis. Back in the early 1900s, there was no cure and no vaccine for tuberculosis. It was the leading cause of death in the United States of America.
This documentary focuses on the battle with tuberculosis in America. It will leave you with a sense of wonder and captivate you.
There was a time when tuberculosis was called White Plague. It was a fitting name for a disease that absolutely destroyed population. The disease can spread from person to person through microscopic droplets released into the air. This happens when someone with the untreated, active form of tuberculosis coughs, sneezes, spits, laughs, sings, or even speaks. And while it is contagious, it is not that easy to catch it.