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Questions and Answers About TB


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Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis (TB) was written to provide information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and TB disease for persons who do not have a medical background. Key audiences for this booklet are persons with or at risk for TB; persons who provide services for those at high risk for TB such as correctional officers, homeless shelter workers, emergency responders; persons who may have been exposed to someone with TB in a workplace or school setting; and persons who want to learn more about this disease. For additional information on TB, please visit the CDC website:


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