Tuberculosis is a disease that is based on an infection in the lungs. It is caused by a bacteria in the lungs. Even though it is known for affecting the lungs, it could also affect the intestines, lymph nodes and chest. People who have tuberculosis may have a fever, lose weight and feel tired often. Many people seem to contract tuberculosis but not as many actually have their tuberculosis go active.
When someone goes overseas or needs to take on a new job, they may be required to be tested for tuberculosis. Medication is usually administered to people who have tuberculosis. If a client who has tuberculosis, he may understand its transmission when he believes he will not be contagious when he tests negative for TB.
I'll stop being contagious when Ihave a negative acid-fast bacilli test.
A client with drug-resistant tuberculosis isnt contagious when he's had a negative acid-fast test. Aclient with nonresistant tuberculosis is no longer considered contagious when he shows clinical evidence of decreased infection, such as significantly decreased coughing and fewer organisms on sputum smears. The medication may not produce negative acid-fast test results for several days. The client won't have a clear chest x-ray for several months after starting treatment. Night sweats are a sign of tuberculosis, but they don't indicate whether the client is contagious.