what you may face as an individual with TB. (What can you expect in the short- and the long-term? What are the challenges? What are your symptoms?);
what your treatment options and fears about drug resistant TB are; and
some risk factors and things they can do to avoid infection with TB

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Diagnosed: There are two kinds of tests that are used to detect TB bacteria in the body, the TB skin test (TST) and TB blood tests.

What you face: People (in the us) can live a normal life, both during and after treatment.

Long term: It can lead to long-term damage to these parts of the body: lungs. brain. liver.

Short term: It can cause infection of the bones, spine, brain and spinal cord, lymph glands, and other parts of the body.

Challenges: Poor infection control

Symptoms: Coughing that lasts three or more weeks, coughing up blood, chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing, unintentional weight loss, and etc

Avoid: Take all of your medicines as they're prescribed, until your doctor takes you off them, Keep all your doctor appointments, Always cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, an etc

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