Tuberculosis always starts like a typical fever, which progresses faster than regular flu or cold. You should not try to make a difference – simply contact your health care professional in case the temperature of more than 37.8 C lasts for more than one week. Even if you’re not doing that bad, it is better to do so. A TB-related symptom is the worst one, but it is easily cured at the early stage.

A stereotype exists that people infected with tuberculosis can’t stop coughing. Their cough seems rather dry, unstoppable, and even a bit terrifying. It is the most elusive sign that a person might be having tuberculosis. The coughing is regular and ongoing. If the Mycobacterium tuberculosis is not found, it may be asthma or the outcome of regular smoking.