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What Is Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis is an airborne communicable disease.
Not all TB is contagious.
The most common place to have TB is in the lungs, but it can occur in other places (kidneys, spine, etc.).
People with TB infection (positive TB skin test) but no disease are not contagious.
Productive cough for longer than three weeks not relieved with antibiotics
Coughing up blood
Loss of appetite
Unexplained weight loss
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Treatment of Tuberculosis (infection and disease)
Chest x-rays for TB follow-up
TB skin test (charges may apply)
Investigation of contacts of TB disease
Directly Observed Medication Therapy for TB disease and certain people with TB infection
TB screening forms (for people with history of positive TB skin test)
*Must have appropriate documentation
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