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Posted by: cornelia | 2011/10/22

Tuberculosis

A friend has got active tuberculosis while with us in Europe. she is supposed to fly back in 10 days. Her sputum has still got acid-fast bacilli. Between 4 and 40. the sputum was taken 2 weeks after she started medication. She has got a tuberculosis cavern. Will she still be a danger to pasengers? How often dust it make sense to do the sputum test? Thank you very much. Cornelia

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Cornelia

If your friend is on TB treatment for at least 7 days, she is no longer contageous. Sputum tests should be done when you experience symptoms of TB, like a chronic cough, weight loss and night sweats.

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