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Who is at high risk of developing TB?

Who is at high risk of developing TB?

People at high risk of TB include people, or the children of people, who:

  • have been in close contact with people with TB (see testing for TB)

  • have come to work or settle in the UK from a country where TB is common

  • have a weak immune system because of, for example, HIV, a kidney transplant or cancer treatment

  • might find it difficult to spot the symptoms of TB, go to regular appointments or take medicines.

People in these high‑risk groups should be given information about how to recognise the symptoms of TB and how they can get it, and what to do if they suspect they have TB.

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