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Why do some people with tuberculosis not have symptoms?

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If you have tuberculosis, you may not have any symptom because the germs that cause this illness can live in your body without making you sick. Most people who get infected with TB are able to fight the germs before they spread. Doctors call this “latent TB” infection.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Tuberculosis (TB) Disease: Symptoms & Risk Factors.”

American Lung Association: “Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Tuberculosis.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Tuberculosis (TB) Disease: Symptoms & Risk Factors.”

American Lung Association: “Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Tuberculosis.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

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