Prevention is the best method to avoid
TB. The only available and widely tested vaccine is the bacillus Calmette–Guérin
(BCG) but there are some doubts in its ability to protect people from
infection in modern environments. New
vaccines are currently under development.
Antibiotics are commonly
prescribed but resistance is a growing problem.
Active TB is usually treated with a
combination of several antibiotics while the latent type requires just one.
If not treated
properly, TB can be deadly.