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  1. Josh’s progress… • Admitted to hospital after coughing up blood all over the band’s lead singer at the new album launch • Next two sputum cultures are also positive, and Josh is diagnosed with TB • TB cultures also come back positive; confirmed by PCR; sent for TB drug susceptibility testing • Josh is placed in an isolated room; started on 4 anti-TB drugs (rifampicin, isoniazid,pyrazinamide and ethambutol : “RIPE” drugs • Referred to allied health social work and dietitian after nursing staff find a bottle of bourbon smuggled in bedside locker • Responds well to anti-TB medication and lives happily ever after.