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TB or not TB?

May 31, 2006

  • General symptoms of tuberclosis, or TB, may include feeling weak or sick, unexpected weight loss, fever and night sweats.

  • TB is a bacterial illness that responds well to proper medical treatment, usually in the form of antibiotics.

  • TB is spread through the air, usually by coughing or sneezing.

  • Generally a person must have repeated, prolonged exposure to a person with TB in order to breathe in a sufficient number of germs to cause TB infection.

  • Occasional contact, such as walking in the same hallway with a person with TB, is not a risk factor for catching TB.


Source: Washington County Health Department

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