What can be done to prevent the spread of tuberculosis?
The most important way to stop the spread of tuberculosis is to cover the mouth and nose when coughing and to take the prescribed medicine as directed. Persons with disease should be excluded from school, daycare or the workplace until the sputum is negative (about 2-4 weeks after beginning treatment). All household and close contacts of a person with active TB disease should be screened using the Mantoux skin test for evidence of infection. All contacts with evidence of infection, should be treated with INH. All high risk populations should be TB skin tested routinely.

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. Who gets tuberculosis?
3. How is tuberculosis spread?
4. What are the symptoms of tuberculosis?
5. What is the difference between a tuberculosis infection and the disease?
6. How soon do symptoms appear?
7. When and for how long is a person able to spread tuberculosis?
8. What is the treatment for tuberculosis?
9. What can be the effect of not being treated for tuberculosis?
10. What can be done to prevent the spread of tuberculosis?