How is TB disease treated?

TB disease can be cured by taking several drugs for six to nine months. It is very important that people who have TB disease take the drugs exactly as prescribed. If a person stops taking the drugs too soon or if the drugs are not taken correctly, the germs that are still alive may become resistant to the drugs. This makes the disease much harder to treat. Generally, after the first several weeks of drug therapy, most TB patients become non-infectious.

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. What is the difference between TB infection and TB disease?
3. Are some people at greater risk of getting TB?
4. How serious is the problem among minorities?
5. What are the symptoms of TB disease?
6. How is TB spread?
7. How is a person tested for TB?
8. What does a positive reaction mean?
9. How is TB disease treated?
10. How is TB infection treated?