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If someone has a positive PPD test and is awaiting to?Do the ?X-ray? Should they be?Be isolated?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Difficult to spread
Tb is a very slow growing germ that is unlikely to spread unless the person has a persistent cough, bloody sputum or other signs of active disease.
Those with asymptomatic conversion of a PPD are unlikely to spread it casually. Intimate contact for extended periods may spread it so households of a positive case are often screened in the process.

In brief: Difficult to spread
Tb is a very slow growing germ that is unlikely to spread unless the person has a persistent cough, bloody sputum or other signs of active disease.
Those with asymptomatic conversion of a PPD are unlikely to spread it casually. Intimate contact for extended periods may spread it so households of a positive case are often screened in the process.
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