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Why is Tuberculosis such a big deal? Why does every doctor/nurse have to get tested?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Tuberculosis

This potentially deadly disease is a worldwide scourge and the treatment can be difficult and prolonged.
Health care professionals are checked regularly because they are often exposed unknowingly and early diagnosis of their infection will allow treatment and minimize exposure of their patients to this highly communicable condition.

In brief: Tuberculosis

This potentially deadly disease is a worldwide scourge and the treatment can be difficult and prolonged.
Health care professionals are checked regularly because they are often exposed unknowingly and early diagnosis of their infection will allow treatment and minimize exposure of their patients to this highly communicable condition.
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