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Posted by: Inge | 2010-07-14

TB- Contagious to all ?

Dear Dr Terry Berelowitz,
I am a healthy 28 year old female
I work in an open plan office
There is one lady (sitting about two cubicles from me) who continuously cough.
I am so scared she’ s might have TB.
Am I in danger of getting this disease from her ?
My husband and I are trying to start a family –  so tuberculosis is the last thing I want near me!

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Your fears are heard but in all likelihood you have absolutely nothing to fear. You should politely over a cup of tea inquire as to her health and suggest a checkup. If you have access to a workplace nurse utilise her professional services.

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