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How does tuberculosis spread?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Airborne

When people who have active tuberculosis in the lung cough, thousands to hundreds of thousands of TB causing bacteria become airborne.
People in close proximity will inhale the bacteria and thus get the disease.

In brief: Airborne

When people who have active tuberculosis in the lung cough, thousands to hundreds of thousands of TB causing bacteria become airborne.
People in close proximity will inhale the bacteria and thus get the disease.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Cough

Cough aerosolizes TB bacilli and other people can inhale it.

In brief: Cough

Cough aerosolizes TB bacilli and other people can inhale it.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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