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  • José Joaquim de Andrade Neves, Filho (c.1842 - 1900)
    José Joaquim de Andrade Neves Filho (Rio Pardo, 1842 — ?) foi um militar e político brasileiro. Filho do General José Joaquim de Andrade Neves, o Barão do Triunfo, sentou praça em 1857 na cavalaria d...
  • Jesse Robinson (1796 - 1869)
  • Petra Gómez (c.1904 - 1926)
  • Col. R S C Lord (1832 - 1866)
    Bvt. Lt. Col. Richard S. C. Lord by 'The General' Time for another profile of a completely forgotten cavalryman. Richard S. C. Lord was born in 1832 on his father’s farm near Bellefontaine, Ohi...
  • Agnes D Collins (1876 - 1895)
    parents: Henry and Eliza Schrader GroggWife of Robert H. Collins (son of Isaac & Sarah Collins)Married: 26 OCT 1892 Calhoun County WVAge at death; 19 yearscause of death: consumptionNote: Her grave is ...

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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