My friend has just tested positive for both TB and coronavirus. Is this unusual? Is it dangerous?
TB AND CORONAVIRUS AT THE SAME TIME: My friend has... - TB Alert
Morning - I wouldn’t say unusual, I would say unlucky! Both I’m afraid are pandemics of the world but are opposites of each other, one being a virus and one being a bacteria, but both spread by coughing! She was very fortunate to get her TB diagnosed because with the Coronavirus being the forefront of everything at the moment, you would worry that a TB cough might be mistaken for the virus, and would miss out on the vital treatment needed as urgent. Hopefully with your friend having Coronavirus the effects are not too bad, but like I say she just happens to be very unlucky to have this situation. I wish her all the best, and you now need to be tested too for TB!
Thank you Hottchoc so much for your prompt reply. I will take your advice and will go for a test.
Thank you very much for replying. He did have latent TB but it has now activated.