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Aamir Khan tackles Tuberculosis in the latest episode of 'Satyamev Jayate'; Salman Khan shares how his family was affected by it

According to the statistics provided during the show, a startling number of people are affected by TB in India.

Updated:October 26, 2014, 2:07 PM IST
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Aamir Khan tackles Tuberculosis in the latest episode of 'Satyamev Jayate'; Salman Khan shares how his family was affected by it
According to the statistics provided during the show, a startling number of people are affected by TB in India.
According to the statistics provided during 'Satyamev Jayate', a startling number of people are affected by Tuberculosis, or TB in India. "Over 30 crore Indians carry the virus for the disease, whereas around 40 lakh are currently suffering from it," the show revealed. The latest episode of Aamir Khan's show tackled the issue of growing numbers of people suffering from Tuberculosis, a typically lung disease. It is spread through the air when people who have an active TB infection cough, sneeze, or otherwise transmit respiratory fluids through the air.
Aamir spoke at length about the problems in early detection of the disease, which results in patients taking the wrong medication for over six months. During the course of the show, however, Aamir revealed that one of the best "vaccines" against TB was proper and nutritious diet. "Over 36 per cent of Indian women, and over 34 per cent of Indian men suffer from malnourishment, which results in weakened resistance powers against TB as well as other diseases," revealed Aamir Khan on the show. In a first, Aamir invited Bollywood actor and friend Salman Khan to talk about how the disease had affected him personally. In an emotional speech, Salman revealed that his grandmother suffered and died of TB, unable to recognise her own young son (noted script-writer Salim Khan). Aamir also revealed that Salman has been helping needy TB patients with funds for surgeries, medicines, etc. When asked why he didn't respond to the letters, phone calls by the doctors and patients who wanted to thank him, Salman responded in jest, "Arrey I don't even reply to texts from Aamir Khan."


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