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How does tuberculosis spread?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Airborne: When people who have active tuberculosis in the lung cough, thousands to hundreds of thousands of TB causing bacteria become airborne. People in close proximity will inhale the bacteria and thus get the disease.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Cough: Cough aerosolizes TB bacilli and other people can inhale it.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Although TB can : Affect almost any organ, almost all transmission of the infection occurs from pulmonary TB spread by coughing.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Spread through Air: When an infected person with active disease coughs the TB germs are released in air and if one inhales it,they get infected.That is why all contacts are adviced to wear masks

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have tuberculosis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Consult ID Specialis: If you have been diagnosed with Tuberculosis you should consult an ID Specialist and get it appropriately treated

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