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How long do objects touched by a TB patient remain infectious?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Not by touch

Tb is not transmitted by touching, it spreads by airborne particles that people inhale.
Mycobacterium, the causative agent of tb, is very resilient, and can survive a very long time outside the human body.

In brief: Not by touch

Tb is not transmitted by touching, it spreads by airborne particles that people inhale.
Mycobacterium, the causative agent of tb, is very resilient, and can survive a very long time outside the human body.
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