Who is at risk for getting Tuberculosis (TB)?
A. Those at highest risk for TB infection (recommended for testing) include the following populations:
* Close personal contacts of active TB patients
* Foreign-born individuals who have been in the U. S. less than 5 years
* Residents and employees of prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, homeless shelters
* HIV-positive persons
* Patients with organ transplants and others who are immunosuppressed
* Persons whose chest X-rays are consistent with TB disease
* Injection drug users
* Persons with clinical conditions that place them at a higher risk, including those with diabetes and chronic renal failure

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1. What is a communicable disease?
2. Who is responsible for reporting a communicable disease?
3. What is Avian influenza?
4. What is seasonal influenza?
5. What is influenza (the flu)?
6. What is pandemic influenza?
7. What are the signs and symptoms of pandemic influenza?
8. How is pandemic influenza different from seasonal influenza?
9. How is pandemic influenza different from avian influenza?
10. How is pandemic influenza spread?
11. How can I protect myself and my family from getting sick during a pandemic?
12. How likely is it that we will see a pandemic flu in our lifetime?
13. How will we know when a new influenza virus is identified?
14. What are federal, state and local public health agencies doing to prepare for pandemic influenza?
15. What is Tuberculosis?
16. How is Tuberculosis (TB) spread?
17. What is latent Tuberculosis (TB) or (LTBI)?
18. What is active Tuberculosis (TB)?
19. Who is at risk for getting Tuberculosis (TB)?
20. How are people tested for Tuberculosis (TB)?