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Posted by: e | 2007/02/20

tb

Morning, my friend has been diagnosed with TB, she is on medication as from 9 February. I would just like to know as from when she wouldn't be contaminated anymore, especially concern to visit her with my 20 month old boy. Thank you

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Dear E
Patients can be considered noninfectious when they meet all of the following criteria:
They have been receiving adequate treatment for 2 to 3 weeks
Their symptoms have improved (for example, coughing less and no longer have a fever)
They have THREE consecutive negative sputum smears from sputum collected on different days

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