Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Elizabeth | 2008/07/14


TB of the Bones


My domestic's toddler has TB of the bones and I would like to know whether or not it is contagious, I have an 8 1/2 month old baby and would not want her exposed to anything.

My domestic would like to bring her little girl to work with her but until such time as I know I don't want to risk anything so please could you give me an answer.

THank you

Expert's Reply



While TB of the bones is not usually contagious to other children as such unless the illness is severe, it is possible that the primary source of your domestic worker's child is pulmonary TB. Her child may be contagious for this reason. Has your helper been proven to be clear of TB herself?It is essential to find out.

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Posted by: Elizabeth | 2008/07/15

Thank you for your response, as far as I am aware our helper does not have TB at all and her little girl just has TB of the bones. She was diagnosed in Zimbabwe however so I am sending her to the hospital on Friday to be checked out again.

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