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How can people fight tb?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: With antibiotics
Tb is a difficult infection to treat and for many years affected people were sent to live in sanatoria.
It took a combination of four antibiotics taken over several months to treat it. After treating the affected individual, tracking the contacts and testing them helps break the chain of transmission.

In brief: With antibiotics
Tb is a difficult infection to treat and for many years affected people were sent to live in sanatoria.
It took a combination of four antibiotics taken over several months to treat it. After treating the affected individual, tracking the contacts and testing them helps break the chain of transmission.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Get tested, treated
First get tested with a TB test.
This can be done at almost every medical location. If you are positive, you will need treatment with specific medications for about 9 months. This is very important since the TB is hard to get rid of. Because of this, there are specific health departments that will be involved to ensure that you are treated completely.

In brief: Get tested, treated
First get tested with a TB test.
This can be done at almost every medical location. If you are positive, you will need treatment with specific medications for about 9 months. This is very important since the TB is hard to get rid of. Because of this, there are specific health departments that will be involved to ensure that you are treated completely.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Support
Support services that treat TB patients.
Support docs and TB programs.

In brief: Support
Support services that treat TB patients.
Support docs and TB programs.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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