Should my girlfriend be worried about TB?
March 12, 2007 7:29 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend is currently in college, and one of her professors recently mentioned that a student on the campus has been diagnosed with tuberculosis...
posted by RobotMonkey to health & fitness (21 answers total)
This professor mentioned it kind of in passing, and said that he'd been hanging out with this person recently, just prior to the diagnosis. He mentioned that he had drank after the person, but wasn't too worried about contracting it. Apparently the students in the same classes as this person have been notified, but otherwise it's being kept pretty quiet.
Anyway, this conversation took place during the professor's office hours, after she had been in a small room with the guy for 30-45 minutes. She's pretty worried, and doesn't know if she should get tested, or is just being paranoid. Most of our Googling into the subject has more or less stated that those in continued, close contact with an infected individual and those with compromised immune systems are the most at risk, which wouldn't include her, but being far from experts on these things, we're still kind of worried.
So back to the question at hand - should she be worried, and should she get tested?