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Tuberculosis Prevention


If you have a positive skin test, you might prevent active TB from developing by taking medication. There is a vaccine . It is not routinely used in the US because of the unreliable protection it provides. Talk to your doctor to learn more.

If you have active TB, you can prevent its spread by:

  • Avoiding contact with people until your doctor says you are no longer contagious
  • Taking all medication as prescribed for the full course of treatment

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2022 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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