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Posted by: Tashi | 2009/07/29

TB

Just a question please. One of our girls in the office whom we all sit with in one office just found out that her son has got TB. How does this effect us ?? Can we get effected ? I am a Diabetic and extremely worried about this

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Dear Tashi
TB is not contagious via a contact - although if the person lives with her son, it may be prudent for her to have herself also tested. If she coughs, loses weight and suffers from night sweats this may be signs of an infection.
Dr Bets

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