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A diagnosis of latent tuberculosis (LTB), also called latent tuberculosis infection ( LTBI) means a patient is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but the patient does not have active tuberculosis. Active tuberculosis can be contagious while latent tuberculosis is not, and it ... You need consistent exposure to the contagious person for a long time.


Incubation period is the time elapsed between exposure to a pathogenic organism, a chemical, or radiation, and when symptoms and signs are first apparent.


Mar 21, 2016 ... What to Do If You Have Been Exposed To TB You may have been exposed to TB bacteria if you spent time near someone with TB disease.


However, to our knowledge, neither this lifetime risk nor the incubation period ( the time interval between initial infection and disease onset) of tuberculosis have  ...


Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs but can ... someone with infectious pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis at a time when the ...


A person may remain contagious for a long time (as long as viable TB ...


Tuberculosis (TB) is a treatable infectious disease that usually affects the lungs ... hours over a period of several days) with someone with active TB disease for a ...


The risk of active disease lessens as time passes. ... A person with TB disease may remain contagious until he/she has been on appropriate treatment for ...


Symptoms of pulmonary TB include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite and ... The minimum incubation period for tuberculosis is in the several week ...