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  • Mamie Ellenbogen (b. - 1947)
  • (USA), Hector Myers (1845 - 1888)
    CIVIL WAR VETERAN--GAR MEMBER*******HECTOR MYERS DEAD.One of Abilene's Oldest Citizens Passes Away. As reported in the Reflector at the time, Hector Myers suffered last Friday night a severe hemorrhage...
  • Susan Sherman (1808 - 1859)
    The Commercial, Thurs. November 3 1859 "DEATHS DIED - In this city on the 23d ult., of Consumption, SUSAN, wife of GEO. H. SHERMAN, in the 52d year of her age. Mrs. Sherman was an old resident of thi...
  • Michael Bouslough (1811 - 1851)
    The Blair County Whig, 22 July 1851: "In Blair township, yesterday evening, of consumption, Mr. Michael Bouslough."
  • Olivia Charlotta Kristina von Pfaler (1826 - 1852)
    Lapsia: 5.2.1844 Carl Arvid +29.1.1865 14.5.1845 19.5.1845 Sne Adjunct. Hr Edvard Gust. Tallgrén Olivia Christina v. Pfaler Olivia Charlotta Lovisa +30.5.1864 Sources Tenholan seurakunn...

Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB (short for tubercle bacillus), in the past also called phthisis, phthisis pulmonalis, or consumption, is a widespread, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air when people who have an active TB infection cough, sneeze, or otherwise transmit respiratory fluids through the air. Most infections do not have symptoms, known as latent tuberculosis. About one in ten latent infections eventually progresses to active disease which, if left untreated, kills more than 50% of those so infected.

Notable people who died of tuberculosis

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