Tuberculosis: The White Death (2014)
Tuberculosis has been present in humans since antiquity. This wide-spread disease has plagued history as far back as 4000 BC. Skeletal remains show prehistoric humans had TB, and tubercular decay has been found in the spines of mummies from 3000-2400 BC. More commonly known as the “White Death,” its horrific reality unleashes life-threatening symptoms that affect the lungs with signs of violent coughing, chest pain, and coughing up blood. Though this deadly disease may have traumatic connotations that infected hordes of people dating back to the early 1900’s, today it is on the comeback trail with a wicked vengeance infecting up to one-third of the world’s population.