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Are you At Risk for Developing TB?

There are a number of risk factors for developing TB, including:


  • smoker/alcohol misuse

  • recent TB infection (less than two years)

  • under the age of five years

  • medications that weakens the immune system

  • working or living in long-term care or correctional facility

  • homelessness

  • renal failure/dialysis

  • diabetes

  • transplant patient

  • country of origin

  • Aboriginal

The above list does not include all circumstances and risk factors. If you have concerns about your TB risk, speak with your health care provider or
call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 and speak with a Communicable Disease Control nurse.

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