What You Should Know About . TB. Tuberculosis:. Not Just a Disease from the Past. What is TB (Tuberculosis)?. A disease caused by bacteria Usually affects the lungs. What is TB (Tuberculosis)?. Spread in the air Can be cured with medicine. Latent TB Infection. TB Disease.
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A person with latent TB infection:
TB germs can stay in your body without making you sick
Your body’s defenses are able to keep the germs from hurting you
About 1 out of every 3 people in the world is infected with TB germs
Latent TB + HIV=
very high risk for
800 times greater
for a person with HIV infection
Get tested for TB atleast
once a year
A skin test is an easy way to tell if you have TB infection
TB disease can be cured with medicine!!
When a person with TB disease
They send TB germs into the air
You cannot get TB from someone with latent TB infection!!
6 tips for you and your family
Only people who are sick with TB disease can spread TB
TB is a disease that can be prevented and cured
Sedgwick County Health Department Tuberculosis Skin Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment
Sedgwick County Health Department