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how is tuberculosis spread ?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Although TB can : Affect almost any organ, almost all transmission of the infection occurs from pulmonary TB spread by coughing.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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
Answered on Apr 3, 2018

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