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Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mar 12, 2002

Can you descibe Mycobacterim tuberculosis' respiratory route of entry?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Tuberculosis germs are carried in small droplets of moisture that originate from the lungs of someone with active TB when they cough. If yoiu are in the vicinity of the person with Tb who is coughing, then yiou can inhale these small droplets and infection can start in your lungs.


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