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Do flight attendants get TB often on international flights?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Can happen

But more commonly they are exposed when off the plane overnighting in an area with high rate of tb.
If somebody with active open pulmonary TB is coughing on a flight, the attendants are not the only ones likely to be infected.

In brief: Can happen

But more commonly they are exposed when off the plane overnighting in an area with high rate of tb.
If somebody with active open pulmonary TB is coughing on a flight, the attendants are not the only ones likely to be infected.
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