Preventive treatment of Tuberculosis

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There is a vaccine against tuberculosis (BCG), although it is only effective in cases in which tuberculosis affects organs other than the lungs in children. BCG vaccination has not been used in Catalonia since the 1980s.

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Tuberculosis can also be prevented by administering an antibiotic or combination of antibiotics. This preventive therapy is administered to people who have recently been infected (household contacts of people with the disease) or who belong to a group at risk of the disease (people living with HIV).

Substantiated information by:

Alberto García-Basteiro
Jose Antonio Martinez Martinez

Published: 1 February 2023
Updated: 1 February 2023

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