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Preventing TB

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HealthWiki > Where Women Have No Doctor > Chapter 25: Tuberculosis > Preventing TB

IMPORTANT! The best way to prevent the spread of TB is to cure people who are sick with TB.

These things can also help:

  • Encourage people to get tested if they live with a person who is sick with TB, or if they have a cough for 2 weeks or more.
  • Immunize healthy babies and children with BCG vaccine to prevent the most deadly forms of TB. Children sick with HIV/AIDS should not be given BCG vaccine.
This page was updated:23 Oct 2019