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Is TB a highly contagious disease?

By Anonymous November 22, 2010 - 10:06am
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There were TB hospitals in the 1940s. Were they sanatoriums to keep patients from spreading the disease?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question! Yes, TB is very contagious, especially in enclosed areas (like planes, classrooms etc). Sanitariums were used for both isolation and convalescence.

For more info on TB, you can check out our TB page here: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/tuberculosis

Thanks for writing!

November 22, 2010 - 1:47pm
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