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How do I take care of somebody who has drug-resistant TB?

  • It is important that a person with drug-resistant TB also spends time with family and friends
  • If you are caring for someone who is sick with drug-resistant TB, you should wear a face-mask
  • Visiting a person with drug-resistant TB, and taking care of them or sharing a meal is safe; as long as the person who is sick covers their cough and windows are left open to let in fresh air
  • It takes several hours of exposure to TB germs in a closed space to be at risk of catching TB.