This six-page handout educates people about tuberculosis, or TB, which is a disease caused by bacteria that usually attack the lungs. It explains the difference between latent TB infection and active TB disease, and lists signs of active TB. It discusses the TB skin test for infection, as well as the blood test, chest x-ray, and sputum tests. The document provides an overview of care and treatment with TB medicines, and respiratory isolation for those persons who need to be admitted to a hospital for treatment. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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