Symptoms of the active disease include fever, night sweats, weight
loss, and the spitting of blood. In some cases the bacilli spread from
the lungs to the bloodstream, setting up millions of tiny tubercles
throughout the body (military tuberculosis), or migrate
to the meninges to cause tuberculous meningitis.
Treatment:Tuberculosis is curable by various combinations
of antibiotics. Preventative measures in the UK include the detection
of cases by X-ray screening of vunerable populations and inoculation
with BCG vaccine of those with no immunity to the disease.