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What increases the chances of developing tuberculosis?

Exposure to people with tuberculosis increases the chances of developing the disease. There are certain areas in the world where tuberculosis is more common. Also, a weakened immune system puts a person exposed to tuberculosis at increased risk of developing more serious disease.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchitis

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