How is TB spread?

TB is spread through the air from one person to another when the infected person coughs, sneezes, speaks or sings. People nearby may breathe in the bacteria and become infected. Most individuals that are infected with TB will never develop active disease.

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. How is TB spread?
3. What is a TB skin test and why do I have to have one?
4. What happens if I have a positive TB skin test?