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Posted by: Terence | 2004/03/01

TB

Hi

A work collegue of mine has been off work for about 4 months because of TB. He is now coming back but alot of us are scared. Please can you give me some info on TB and precautions to take. He has been receiving medicine for about 4 months and we have been told he is okay.

Please advice.

Thanks,
Terence

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Terence, the doctors will have tested his sputum to make 100% sure that he is not infective before they sent him back to work. If he is still coughing when he gets there, the best would be to ask him to see his doctor again and to get a letter that he has been cured. Good luck.

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