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Posted by: Kay | 2007/03/22

TB

I just found out that my boyfriends father has TB and was admitted to the hospital this morning. We visited him yesterday and he was coughing a lot. Are we at risk of contracting it?

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Dear Kay
Yes you are actually - but you should have had a BCG vaccination as a baby. Just be vigilant, if you start coughing, have night sweats or lose weight, rather go for a Chest x/ray and sputum test.

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