Can You Talk About Tuberculosis Prevention?

Q:
Can you talk about tuberculosis prevention?

A:
Sure. Tuberculosis, or TB, is a potentially serious lung disease. But there are things you can do to prevent yourself from getting the disease. Now let’s have a look.

Prevention measures you can take include:

  • Get vaccinated. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccines can effectively prevent the disease. Nearly 80% of all kids in the US are vaccinated against TB.
  • Avoid sharing beds. TB is contagious, so you should be careful when it comes to sharing beds.
  • Try not going to places full of people. This is common prevention measure for infectious diseases.

 

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