What Do I Need to Know About Latent Tuberculosis Infection?

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Abstract:

This six-panel brochure educates people about latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. It explains that TB has two stages and discusses the difference between latent (inactive) TB infection and active TB disease, clarifying that latent TB is not contagious. It discusses skin and blood tests for TB, and the need for a chest x-ray if the test is positive. The document explains how people who have been infected with TB germs can prevent TB by taking the medicine Isoniazid (INH), and recommends they avoid drinking alcohol. It provides a list of TB medications and side effects that some people experience, and includes things people can do to prevent active TB. Contact information for the San Francisco TB Clinic is included. 

Author(s):
San Francisco Department of Public Health, TB Control
Country of Origin:
United States
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Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
10/4/2010
Record Last Updated:
12/31/2018

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